Chronic Pain: What Is It? How Does It Occur? What Can We Do About It? (2.5PC)
Clara Boland, PhD, RN
Nursing Clinical Consultant Gerontology
Purpose - To examine issues and provide current guidelines for care of those with chronic non-cancer pain.
-Define pain and the key principles formulated from that definition.
-Explain mechanisms of chronic pain (CP) and how it differs from acute pain.
-Explain principles of CP management.
-Examine attitudes surrounding CP management.
-Analyze legal and ethical considerations of CP management, including the use of opioids.
-Review appropriate/inappropriate medications for treatment of CP.
2.5 Patient Care hour BNHA approved course
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