About the Course
The target audience for this education program is nurses who want to enhance their ability to assess pain and facilitate pain management.
- Define pain according to the International Association for the Study of Pain.
- Examine the physiology, classifications, and characteristics of acute and chronic pain.
- Address the impact of pain on economic and personal statuses, as well as on potential prescription drug abuse.
- Describe the requisite steps in assessing and treating pain.
- Explore the pain management resources available for patients and/or families.
About the Authors
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN and Wanda M. Baker, MN, RN, FNP, CNE
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