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Providing Care for the Patient in Pain

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Beginner

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This course will provide Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) with the information they need to understand, assess, and care for patients who are having pain.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • The Types of Pain
  • Acute and Chronic
  • The Causes of Pain
  • Evaluating the Patient who is Having Pain
  • Treatments for Pain

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the difference between acute and chronic pain.
  • Discuss how to assess the severity of pain.
  • Explain how to judge the effectiveness of pain treatments.


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