Children in Pain - CMEZ276

Children in Pain

by Christina M. Almgren, MS, RN, CPNP
(4.5 / 117 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Children’s pain is undertreated for a number of complex and interrelated reasons. These include professionals’ misconceptions about pain and pain management and the complexity of pain assessment (particularly in nonverbal children). Additionally, healthcare professionals’ fears or misconceptions may influence decision making, specifically about the use of opioid analgesics. There is also a lack of awareness among healthcare professionals of the detrimental consequences of unrelieved pain. This program will update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of how to recognize, assess and treat children experiencing pain.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses’, physicians’, and occupational therapists’ knowledge of how to recognize, assess and treat children experiencing pain. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how a child’s developmental stage affects his or her perception, understanding and response to pain
  • Recognize barriers and myths surrounding pediatric pain and its management
  • Outline the pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions that can be used to prevent or relieve pain in children

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, and occupational therapists.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) 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.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/8/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/8/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/8/2019

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Katalin S - Tucson, AZ  ·  Sep 18, 2019
this was very good and helpful
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Colin B - Tucson, AZ  ·  Sep 17, 2019
Informative and logical
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Marcus L - Beaverton, OR  ·  May 08, 2019
Concise and thorough.
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Wadiya H - Philadelphia, PA  ·  Feb 16, 2019
5, course was very informative
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Abby A - Plant City, FL  ·  Jan 16, 2019
Easy to follow and understand.
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Price: $15.00
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