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Course Overview

Healthcare professionals in most disciplines encounter patients with pain every day. Whether responsible for making assessments, prescribing treatment, or managing care, the professional must continuously make decisions on how to care for a patient with pain. In the current climate of escalating opioid abuse, it may seem that the struggle to determine "the right thing to do" is even more complex. Often the right answer is blurred by the subjective nature and experience of pain itself. Adding new legal restrictions and guidelines to many analgesic agents (most often opioids) further complicates how patients are scrutinized and treated for their pain. Because the treatment of pain has historically always been a moral endeavor, please join a discussion with a pain management expert to look at how ethics, values, and teamwork may contribute to better care for patients with complex pain management issues.

About the Course Author

Dr. Esther Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE, has been a registered nurse since 1981 and at the Cleveland Clinic since 2005. Prior to her current position as a Nurse Scientist II in the Office of Research and Innovation, she was a senior nurse researcher and pain education specialist for Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bernhofer has published work ranging from the ethics of pain management to the physical environment and pain: light, mood, sleep and pain in medical/surgical patients. She is a member and past Chair and Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing. She is board-certified in pain management nursing and a certified pain educator. In addition to her current work on several research projects that include pain management education studies and investigating values that influence clinical decision-making, she continues to conduct pain management classes for nurses and physicians at the Cleveland Clinic on a regular basis. Esther Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

    1.00HOURS

    This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-18-GANN-F3-0183
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-02-28
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how the four basic principles of ethics are relative to pain management.; Discuss how values-based decision-making stems from ethics and influences the management of pain.; Discuss why managing patientsÂ’ pain is unique and must be considered in an ethical context.; Review how the healthcare team can work together to support pain management efforts.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Emergency Medical Personnel; 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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