Course 1: Comprehensive Pain AssessmentLast Reviewed: January 15, 2015
What You’ll Learn
- Describe the importance of safe and effective management of pain in people with serious illness
- Identify the elements of a comprehensive pain assessment
- Recognize specific pain types and patterns that guide safe and effective treatment
What You’ll Earn
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
Case Management: 2.00 CE
Licensed Professional Counselors: 2.00 CE
Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC
Nursing: 2.00 CNE
Social Work: 2.00 CE (NASW)
Social Work: 2.00 CE (NYSED)
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Tools & Resources
Pain Assessment QuestionsLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Recommended assessment questions to typify pain and inform pain management for patients with serious illness. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.members login
Course 1: Patient StoriesLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Case example used to illustrate pain assessment concepts.members login
Course 1 References: Comprehensive Pain AssessmentLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.members login
Pain Management GlossaryLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Key terms related to pain and pain management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.members login
Analgesics Fact SheetLast Updated: January 29, 2019
When to use - and when to avoid - 6 classes of analgesics including acetaminophen, NSAIDs, opioids, antiepileptics, antidepressants, and corticosteroids. Center to Advance Palliative Care, updated 2018.members login
Controlled Substances ActLast Updated: January 29, 2019
The CSA is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain substances is regulated.view
Wong-Baker FACES scaleLast Updated: January 30, 2019
Illustrated pain scale for patients with cognitive impairment and children.view
Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Jaime Goldberg, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW. PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work.
Philip Higgins, PhD, MSSW, LICSW. President Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
Lynn Hill Spragens, MBA. President and CEO Spragens & Associates, LLC.
Jay R. Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC, MPH, CENP. Director of Nursing Safety, Quality, and Performance Improvement Mount Sinai Hospital. Assistant Professor Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Khadidjatou Kane, MD. Oncology Hospitalist, Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.
Bridget Montana, MSN, APRN, FPCN, MBA. Hope HealthCare Services, Chief Operating Officer.
Colleen Mulkerin, MSW, LCSW. Director Palliative Care Consult Service, Hartford Hospital.
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.
David Weissman, MD. President, Palliative Care Education, LLC.
Sivan Ben-Moshe, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Sachin Kale, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Katie Wang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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