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ed2go Health and Fitness Wellness Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management
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Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management

Pain assessment and management is a crucial part of compassionate and effective patient care. Many providers, patients, patients' families, and regulatory agencies are requiring health care providers to be more accurate with their pain assessment skills and more effective in their pain management strategies. Scientific advancements in the understanding of the mechanisms of pain, multidisciplinary methods of assessment and management, and the improvement of medications to treat pain have contributed to the wealth of knowledge in this area.

This online course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who work with patients who are in pain. By providing an educational experience that examines key issues related to pain assessment and management, this course will gives you the relevant and practical information you'll need to improve your practice and provide the most effective care to your patients. (12 contact hours)

6 Weeks / 12 Course Hrs
Starting June 17, 2020

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Starting June 17 | July 15
Self-Paced

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Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management

Details + Objectives

Course Code: 0cp

What You Will Learn
  • Gain sound knowledge about the newest methods of pain assessment and management
  • Understand interventions and treatments that can help alleviate pain
  • Learn how to assess and manage pain in patients with cancer and HIV or those who have recently undergone surgery
  • Learn how to properly assess and manage pain in children and the elderly
  • Understand pain management and assessment during end-of-life care
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 12 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Distinguish yourself as a knowledgeable, skilled and committed professional in the area of pain management
  • Learn to better care for patients and those you love as you understand how to properly assess and manage pain
  • Fulfill continuing education hours in many professions

Outline

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Theory and Assessment Principles

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of pain. The types and physiology of pain, variables that affect it, and the assessment process are discussed. Strategies for conducting a complete pain assessment, barriers to assessment, the role of culture, and documentation are also examined.

Interventions and Treatment

The goal of this course is to provide you with knowledge on interventions and treatments related to pain assessment and management.

Management in Special Populations—Surgery, Cancer, and HIV

The goal of this course is to help you learn to manage pain in special populations including patients who have recently had surgery and those with cancer or HIV.

Management in the Adult—Acute and Chronic Pain

The goal of this course is to provide you with knowledge on management of pain in adults for both acute and chronic pain.

Management in Special Populations—Children and the Elderly

The goal of this course is to provide you with knowledge on children and the elderly related to pain assessment and management.

Treatment at the End of Life

The goal of this course is to help you learn about pain assessment and management in end-of-life care.

Integrative Therapies for Cancer Pain Management

The goal of this course is to help you learn about the numerous options for cancer pain management, ranging from more traditional pharmacological treatments to integrative therapies, including complementary and alternative modalities.

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Instructors & Support

Cyndie Koopsen

Cyndie Koopsen is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."

Caroline Young

Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes research experience, workshop presentations, and instruction. She has designed, developed, and instructed numerous integrative health programs for diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. Young is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Java. Click here to download Java.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

More About

The Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management consists of a total of six lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.

To complete each lesson, click on the lesson title that you would like to complete. When you are ready to take the final for each lesson, proceed to the Finals section and select the final you wish to take.

You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.

Expiration Date: 6/10/2021

FAQs

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When can I get started?

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.

Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

When will I receive my certificate?

You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.

Will I be awarded continuing education hours for this course?

Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states, however all healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.

 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).

 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11

Is the course accredited?

Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in all states.

 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

 

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS (CNAs) & CERTIFIED HEMODIALYSIS TECHNICIANS (CHTs)

The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

 

CERTIFIED MANAGED CARE NURSE (CMCN)

The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions’ ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

 

DIABETES EDUCATORS

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education.

 

NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors)

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #107194).

 

NCBTMB

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. (Provider Number 451562-11)

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