Certification Review Includes

  • Basic Principles of Pain Management

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      Discuss the three analgesic groups, their side effects, adverse reactions and allergic reactions
      Illustrate the key principles of analgesic therapy
      Describe pre and post care management concerns for patients undergoing interventional procedures
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      Describe the principles of equalanalgesic conversion for optimal pain management
      Explain how to calculate breakthrough pain analgesia doses
      Discuss how to manage opioid induced side effects
      Apply the principles of equianalgesia in a case study format
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Ethical & Regulatory Considerations & Pain Theories & Models

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      Recognize the role of the nurse in the management of pain and the standards that govern their practice
      Explain ethical considerations that may arise in managing a patient's pain
      Identify the theories, definitions and classifications of pain
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Foundations of Pain: Acute Problems

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      Identify the signs and symptoms of certain acute pain problems or diagnoses
      Explain the physiologic causes of these specific pain problems
      Discuss current treatment approaches for managing these specific pain problems
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Foundations of Pain: Chronic / Persistent Problems

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      Identify the signs and symptoms of certain chronic pain problems or diagnoses
      Explain the physiologic causes of these specific pain problems
      Discuss current treatment approaches for managing these specific pain problems
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management Modalities

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      Discuss the importance of a multimodal approach to pain management
      Describe the psychological and physical methods of non-pharmacologic pain modalities
      Explain the role of Complementary/ Alternative Medicine (CAM) in pain management
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pain Assessment & Reassessment

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      Summarize the key elements of a complete pain assessment and the tools/techniques that can be used
      Identify modifications of the assessment required for special population
      Discuss coping strategies for the patient in pain
      Formulate successful goals for pain management
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pain Interventions: Analgesic Agents

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      List the types of pharmacotherapies used to manage pain and compare the mechanisms of action and uses
      Review analgesics and adjuvant medications to include dosages, routes of administration and side effects
      Recognize signs of unintended sedation and respiratory depression
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pain: Education & Collaboration

    1. The goal of this review course is to help prepare nurses to take the Pain Management Nurse Certification Examination (RN-BC). After studying the information presented here, the nurse will be able to:
      Discuss the knowledge and skills required for the clinical application of teaching and learning
      Explain the key components for communication and collaboration in pain management
      Establish a plan to manage crisis situations for patient experiencing pain
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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