Evidence-Based Approaches to Pain Control - RD60263

Evidence-Based Approaches to Pain Control

by Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN
(4.8 / 10 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.50 CPEU)

Price: $49.00
CE-PRO Price: $24.50


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.


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide interprofessional team members with evidence-based guidance on the assessment and management of pain in a way that balances concerns for pain reduction, functional improvement, and avoidance of treatment-related harms.
  • Describe the need to balance concerns about potential harms that result from uncontrolled pain and iatrogenic harms from its treatment
  • Select and properly use evidence-based pain assessment tools based on the patient’s age and ability to communicate
  • 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
  • Evaluate multimodal treatment plans with interprofessional input for patients with complex or persistent pain

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians, pharmacists, physicians, social workers, and speech-language pathologists.
Dietitians: 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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3070, 4090, 5350, 5420 and performance indicators of 1.2.3, 1.2.5, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.2.10.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 5/8/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/8/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/8/2021

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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JUDY R - Florence, SC  ·  May 11, 2019
This course is about a current hot topic in healthcare today. I would like to learn more about nutrition and exercise in helping to control chronic pain.
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Price: $49.00
CE-PRO Price: $24.50