Pain Management Specialty CE Courses for Nursing Professionals

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Advanced Practice Nurses Guidelines for Safe and Effective Controlled Substance Prescribing

3 Hrs
3 Hrs
Course release date: 9/20/2019
Course expiration date: 9/20/2022

This course provides an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for advanced practice nurses and all nurses who are responsible for the safe and effective prescribing practices for controlled substances.  The course presents three of the most common disease states that warrant more frequent prescribing of controlled substances. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Assessment of Pain in Special Populations

2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/12/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides the learner with knowledge about pain and nursing care for premature infants, older adults, and patients with developmental delays.  The course also presents the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain for patients in these special populations. With this knowledge, the learner will be able to educate diverse patient groups about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Challenges in Pain Assessment and Management

3 Hrs
Course release date: 3/20/2020
Course expiration date: 3/20/2023

This course provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and the differences between acute and chronic pain, focusing on assessment, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, and the challenge of pain management for the persons experiencing pain.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Chronic Pain: A National Problem

4 Hrs
Course release date: 2/15/2019
Course expiration date: 2/15/2022

This course provides current information about the pathophysiology of pain, the differences between acute and chronic pain, chronic pain assessment, and chronic pain management. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Communication in Healthcare

4 Hrs
Course release date: 6/28/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course discusses the fundamentals of communication science, impediments to effective communication in healthcare settings, and evidence-based strategies to improve communication with patients.  The course also presents nurses with evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of their communication with patients, families, and colleagues.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Fundamentals of Telehealth: Registered Nursing Practice in the Virtual Care Environment

4 Hrs
Course release date: 5/13/2020
Course expiration date: 5/13/2023

This course explores the basic telehealth concepts and technology applicable to the registered nursing telehealth arena, examining the role of the telehealth nurse, paying attention to legal and regulatory concerns, and temporary changes to regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course discusses how telehealth can be used in disasters, emergencies, epidemics, and pandemics and concludes with a review of the competencies for nursing telehealth practice so nurses can be knowledgeable and effective.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/18/2021

This course will provide a general overview of irritable bowel syndrome, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and current dietary and pharmacological recommendations for the management of the symptoms.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Management of Drug Challenges: Generic vs. Branded Drugs

4 Hrs
4 Hrs
Course release date: 8/20/2019
Course expiration date: 8/20/2022

This course is appropriate for all nurses and advanced practice nurses who have responsibility for managing or prescribing medications for select individuals.  The course addresses the history of brand versus generic drugs, the many controversies, the science behind the preparation differences, and the cost effectiveness of preventative care when using generic versus brand name drugs. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Managing Pain Without Opioids: Consider a Multidisciplinary Approach

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021

With in this course you will be able to discuss individualize pain therapy, alternative opioid medications and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Determine option for non-narcotic pain management medication and precautions, as well as side effects and alternative therapy treatment to treat acute of chronic pain.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Medical Marijuana: Use and Indications

4 Hrs
4 Hrs
Course release date: 4/1/2020
Course expiration date: 4/1/2023

This course presents the latest information about medical marijuana and is designed to help nurses understand its use, history, risks, benefits, and related best practices.  The course is intended for educational purposes only and in no way, encourages, endorses, or supports the use of marijuana. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Patient Care

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/19/2021


This course will describe the various types of multiple sclerosis and the management of symptoms.
$11.95
Online
Elective

My Back Hurts: Evaluating and Treating One of the More Common Complaints in Primary Care

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/23/2021


This course is designed to provide information for assessment, diagnosis and treatment approaches for patients experiencing low back pain.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Nonopioid Analgesics

5 Hrs
Course release date: 6/12/2018
Course expiration date: 4/30/2021

This course provides current information about nonopioid treatment modalities for pain to help nurses both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.  The course discusses, in detail, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, nonselective cyclooxygenase inhibitors, and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors.  Adjuvant medications including tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, botulinum toxin, and anticonvulsants are also covered.  Interventional pain therapies as therapeutic pain management tools are also presented.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Nonpharmacologic Pain Management

2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/5/2018
Course expiration date: 4/30/2021

This course provides current content for non-pharmacologic treatment modalities of acute and chronic pain, including non-pharmacologic physical and cognitive behavioral modalities for pain management and indications for these therapies. With this knowledge, nurses will be able to both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective non-pharmacologic pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Opioid Use in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

3 Hrs
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/7/2022

Caring for patients with chronic pain is both challenging and complex. This course provides details of the best practices for prescribing and managing pain when using opioids and related products. Federal and state laws are being updated and best practices protocols are being developed. 
$22.95
Online

Pain Management and the Identification of Addiction for Pennsylvania Advanced Practice Nurses

2 Hrs
2 Hrs
Course release date: 3/25/2019
Course expiration date: 3/25/2022

This course presents the best practices for the use of prescription opioid medications to treat chronic pain, implementing these guidelines all within the constraints emphasized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also characterizes other strategies to combat the misuse of prescription medications and provides nurse practitioners (NPs) with a solid foundation for responsible opioid use in patients and vigilant monitoring to identify misuse.
$17.95
Online

Pain Management, Palliative Care and Addiction for New York Advance Practice Nurses

3 Hrs
3 Hrs
Course release date: 5/22/2020
Course expiration date: 5/22/2023

Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) have a responsibility to understand the appropriate use of opioid medications, to include the risks inherent to this category of therapeutic products. Further, pursuant to Public Health Law (PHL) §3309-A(3), prescribers licensed under Title Eight of the Education Law in New York to treat humans and who have a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number to prescribe controlled substances, as well as
medical residents who prescribe controlled substances under a facility DEA registration number, must complete at least three hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction. This accredited continuing education course is designed to satisfy the state of New York’s specific continuing education requirements providing an overview of the clinical use of opioids. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Pain: Is More than a Four-Letter Word

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 9/4/2021


Pain is a complex phenomenon and is experienced differentlyby every person. The experience of pain and the way people react to it varieswith culture, age, and co-existing medical or mental health conditions. It isimperative that nurses have knowledge of the various types of pain, theirphysiologies, how to assess pain, and how to facilitate pain management. Thiseducation program provides an overview of pain, the physiology of pain, itsimpact on economic and personal status, and pain treatment.

$11.95
Online
Elective

Patient Safety: A Critical Practice Concern

4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 12/17/2021

Safety comes first in patient care and inhealth-care environments.  However, despite the focus on safety in health-careliterature and within health-care organizations, medical errors are the thirdleading cause of death in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that morethan 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors. It is imperative thatnurses and their interdisciplinary colleagues work together to establish a viableculture of safety in their organizations. This course presents the latestNational Patient Safety Goals as well as strategies to improve the safety ofhealth-care organizations.

$22.95
Online
Elective

Prescription Medication Abuse: Scope, Prevention, and Management, 2nd Edition

5 Hrs
Course release date: 11/1/2018
Course expiration: 10/1/2021

The information presented in this course is applicable to all nurses, regardless of their practice setting or scope of practice, and defines the scope of the problem of prescription medication abuse. Nurses are positioned to mitigate this growing problem by identifying the most commonly abused medications, risk factors for substance use disorders, and methods of acquisition of these medications. 
$27.95
Online
Elective

Preventing Medical Errors

0.5 Hrs
Course release date: 11/14/2019
Course expiration date: 11/14/2022

This course addresses the essential information that every nurse should be aware of to prevent medical errors, including medication errors, central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), falls and immobility events, obstetrical adverse events, venous thromboembolism, pressure ulcers, and surgical site infections. 
$11.95
Online

Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Illinois Advanced Practice Nurses

2 Hrs
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/29/2020
Course expiration date: 6/29/2023 

This course provides Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who prescribe controlled substances with an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances, the pharmacology of opioids, and state and federal regulations pertaining to APRNs practicing in Illinois.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Sleepless in the Hospital: Strategies for Promoting Quality Sleep for Patients

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/22/2021


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$11.95
Online
Elective

Understanding Mindfulness Practices for Nurses and Patients

6 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2018
Course expiration date: 11/20/2021

This course provides an overview of mindfulness techniques, the neurobiological underpinnings of how mindfulness works in the brain, and evidence of the effectiveness of mindfulness in different areas of life. The course also discusses methods to foster mindfulness and describes how nurses can begin a mindfulness practice for themselves and their patients, including suggestions for guided sessions.
$33.95
Webinar
Elective

Cheating Death: Naloxone

1 Hrs
Sat Dec 5 | 11:59 pm
Webinar course release date: 11/7/2019
Webinar course expiration date: 11/7/2022

Opioids, used (and abused) for millennia, have become a significant cause of mortality in the U.S.  The treatment of chronic pain and widespread acceptance of opioids to treat it may have jump started the current epidemic.  The emergence of newer, highly potent synthetic opioids appears to be adding additional fuel to the fire. Between 2001 and 2016, opioid overdose-related deaths spiked by 175%, accounting for 1.5% of all American deaths. A multi-pronged approach has been largely ineffective, with hundreds of people dying every day.  Opioid overdose mortality is out of control. Death from overdose, though, is not inevitable. Timely administration of an opioid antagonist has been proven to save lives. Availability of this antidote is  rapidly expanding. The challenge of healthcare professionals is to best understand the safe use of opioids, be able to recognize an overdose, and know how to effectively treat it.
$15.00
Webinar
Elective

Getting Personal: Stories of Success and Struggle in Addiction Treatment

1 Hrs
Sat Dec 5 | 11:59 pm
Webinar course release date: 4/25/2019
Webinar course expiration date: 4/25/2022

This webinar course has been previously recorded. 

What does substance use and abuse look like? Can we “see” it in our clinical practices, and if not, how do we “listen” for it? This webinar explores the challenges of identifying substance use and abuse and how to offer compassionate care when advising on the health risks of abusing drugs and alcohol.  Personal case histories are presented to help learners understand what works and doesn’t work in addiction treatment and how we can guide our patients to making decisions for change.
$15.00