Pain Management Classes

Mastering Pain Management Skills: Safe Opioid Use Amid an Opioid Epidemic (1.2 contact hours)
  • Discuss history of opioid prescribing that contributed to the current opioid epidemic
  • Find an opioid equivalency dose using an opioid equivalency chart
  • Calculate an appropriate breakthrough dose (BTD) for a patient on a long-acting opioid (LA)
  • List 3 situations when an opioid rotation may be indicated
  • Use the Pasero Opioid Sedation Scale (POSS)
  • Name 2 safety strategies for seniors on opioids
Pain Management Basics: instruction for patients and family caregivers (1.2 contact hours)
  • List 3 ways health literacy re. pain management improves patient outcomes
  • Give an example of a comfort goal and a function goal
  • Name 2 ways pain is classified.
  • Explain how multimodal pain management is like baking a cake.
  • List three things patients can do to help healthcare providers provide good pain management.
  • Give 3 drug safety tips.
Introduction to Pain Management (1.2 contact hours)Pain Management Classes - Marsha Farrell
  • Define pain
  • Identify the primary goal of pain management
  • Differentiate between acute and chronic pain
  • Discuss advantages of using the Clinically Aligned Pain Assessment (CAPA) vs. using a Numeric Pain Intensity scale
“Do-Re-Mi” Pain Management at End-of-Life: Starting at the Beginning (1.2 contact hours)
  • Define Pain
  • List Dame Cicely Saunders’ TOTAL PAIN domains
  • Use the WILDA pain assessment tool
  • Give an example of a “functional” goal.
  • Identify the four steps in the Do-Re-Mi-(Fa) EOL pain management model.
  • Name the two essential steps needed before the hospice team develops (makes) a multimodal pain management plan.
Advanced Pain Management (1.2 contact hours)
  • Name three classes of pain medication
  • Differentiate three types of opioid medications based on receptor interactions
  • Define “adjuvant medication”
  • Name five key principles of WHO method of pain relief
  • State three principles of titrating up on pain medication
  • Know when opioid rotation is needed
Methadone: Are You Prepared to Use It? (1.2 contact hours)
  • Discuss the history of methadone & its approved indications for use.
  • Identify barriers to the use of methadone for pain management
  • Describe methadone’s 3 mechanisms of action leading to analgesia.
  • List 3 unique properties of methadone.
  • Use a conversion cart for rotating from morphine to methadone.
  • Describe the pros and con of using another opioid for BTP
  • Discuss 2 important nursing considerations when a patient uses methadone
Jeopardy: The Pain Game (1.2 contact hours)
  • Define pain
  • List the four basic processes of nociception
  • Understand how different types of medications produce analgesia
  • Identify who is a good or bad candidate for PCA pump
  • List three common opioid side effect