$38.00

i 2.50 Hours

Course Overview

This continuing education module takes a public health approach across the continuum of pain care, which can be accomplished without worsening the opioid crisis. The strategy begins with preventing and effectively treating acute pain while avoiding unnecessary exposure to opioids followed by early identification and effective treatment of chronic pain or opioid use disorder, then preventing morbidity and mortality from "high-impact chronic pain" or OUD. A good place to start is to fully implement the 2016 National Pain Strategy and support the team-based patient-centered care for those with pain refractory to the standard pain relief approaches. Acknowledging the magnitude and complexity of pain and the concurrent opioid crisis and examining the comprehensive tactics delineated in the NPS for high impact, easily implemented changes, healthcare providers are on the path to lessen the suffering attributed to chronic pain.

About the Course Author

Paul Arnstein, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the clinical nurse specialist for pain relief at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a certified family nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, and pain management nurse.

Paul Arnstein, PhD, RN, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Nurses will receive 2.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    2.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    2.50HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification

    1.00HOURS


    This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.0 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    2.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

    1.25HOURS

    This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course 3329 from 01/29/2021 to /1/29/2021. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 1.25.
    New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.
    Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    2.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    2.50HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • Mississippi Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • North Dakota Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.




Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60263
  • Hours:

    2.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-11-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Create and implement a pain treatment plan that integrates guided imagery with pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies based on evidence-based guidelines given the pain type and patient specific risk factors or comorbidities; Describe the need to balance concerns about potential harms that result from uncontrolled pain and iatrogenic harms from its treatment; Evaluate multimodal treatment plans with interprofessional input for patients with complex or persistent pain; Select and properly use evidence-based pain assessment tools based on the patient’s age and ability to communicate
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced level Social Workers; Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.