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Pamela Clark
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Pamela Clark, CRNI, is a Nurse Supervisor for Accredo, a leader in specialty pharmacy care. She has more than 28 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.


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Current Concepts in Adult Pain Management

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health care professionals, and other interested individuals.

This instructional course has been designed to provide current concepts and skills related to pain control. As research sheds light on pain management issues and treatment methods, nurses are expected to maintain competency in assessing and treating their patients’ pain, as well as the side effects of those pain control interventions. For both the RN and LPN/LVN involved in patient care, this course contains current practices for best patient outcomes.

State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of parenteral pain control measures. A link to each state board of nursing is listed on the Pedagogy website under “Resources”. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution.

This instructional course has been designed to provide current concepts and skills in pain management to the licensed nurse.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 2 barriers to adequate pain management.
  2. List at least 3 cognitive techniques used for pain management.
  3. List at least 3 physical techniques used for pain management.
  4. Identify 2 non-opioid analgesics.
  5. Explain the role of adjuvant drugs in pain management.


 Chapter 1: Scope of the Issue

  • Prevalence
  • Barriers to Effective Management
  • Patients’ Rights
Chapter 2: Types of Pain
  • Nociceptive
  • Visceral
  • Somatic
  • Neuropathic
  • Acute
  • Chronic
  • Breakthrough
Chapter 3: Pain Assessment
  • Individual Factors
  • Tools
Chapter 4: Non-Pharmacologic Interventions
  • Cognitive
  • Physical
Chapter 5: Pharmacologic Interventions
  • WHO Analgesic Ladder
  • Non-opioids
  • Opioids
  • Side Effects
  • Adjuvant Drugs
  • Patient Controlled Analgesia
  • Implanted Intraspinal Infusion
Chapter 6: Education and Documentation
  • Education
  • Patient Safety
  • Documentation

Course Snapshot

Cost: $ 30.00
Contact Hours: 3


After successful completion the licensed nurse: RN, LPN/LVN will receive 3.0 contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467 and by the Florida Board of Nursing, CE Broker Tracking # is 20-359207.
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