Current Trends in Pain Management
Contact Hours: 4 Hours
Program Description: Before the nurse can manage a patient's pain, he or she must have a good knowledge of just what pain is. In part one of this program, acute and chronic pain will be defined, as well as the pain pathways. The participants will also learn how to recognize the different types of pain and normal responses to pain. In part two of this program the key principles of pain management will be described, as well as the types of non-pharmacological interventions. The final segment of the program will deal with the various types of medications and their role in pain management.