Pain Assessment and Management: Role of the PT

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About the Author

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her M.S. in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development.

Author:
Wanda M. Baker, MN, RN, FNP, CNE, began her nursing career by graduating from the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. After 11 years of clinical practice and the completion of her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, she returned to the same Associate Degree Program as a faculty member. For the subsequent 24 years, she taught in multiple areas of the program, developed new courses, implemented simulations, and directed curriculum revision and accreditation activities. During this time, she completed a Family Nurse Practitioner program and obtained certification as a Nurse Educator. She was the Academic Program Chair for the last 8 years before retiring at the end of 2013. She currently teaches part-time at the college, works as an education consultant, and volunteers for the American Red Cross.

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content.

Learning objectives
•Define pain according to the International Association for the Study of Pain.
•Identify the economic and personal impact of pain, as well as potential prescription drug abuse.
•Examine the physiology, classifications, and characteristics of acute and chronic pain.
•Describe concepts and tools for pain assessment.
•Describe both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treating pain.
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Pain Assessment and Management: Role of the PT

8.00
About the Author

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her M.S. in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development.

Author:
Wanda M. Baker, MN, RN, FNP, CNE, began her nursing career by graduating from the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. After 11 years of clinical practice and the completion of her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, she returned to the same Associate Degree Program as a faculty member. For the subsequent 24 years, she taught in multiple areas of the program, developed new courses, implemented simulations, and directed curriculum revision and accreditation activities. During this time, she completed a Family Nurse Practitioner program and obtained certification as a Nurse Educator. She was the Academic Program Chair for the last 8 years before retiring at the end of 2013. She currently teaches part-time at the college, works as an education consultant, and volunteers for the American Red Cross.

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content.

Learning objectives
•Define pain according to the International Association for the Study of Pain.
•Identify the economic and personal impact of pain, as well as potential prescription drug abuse.
•Examine the physiology, classifications, and characteristics of acute and chronic pain.
•Describe concepts and tools for pain assessment.
•Describe both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treating pain.