Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain - RT141-60

Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain

by Jennifer Stephens, PhD(c), MA, RN, OCN
RT141-60
(4.5 / 829 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Most patients with cancer will experience pain during the course of their illness and into survivorship. Cancer pain may escalate as the disease progresses, so frequent adjustments in pain-management strategies are necessary to achieve optimal results. Although relief is possible for most peoples’ cancer pain, many of these patients will suffer needlessly from discomfort due to mismanagement, undertreatment and common misconceptions among providers. Healthcare professionals as a team can help alleviate this suffering by correcting fallacies about cancer pain and applying the principles of effective pain management and research-based interventions.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to clarify healthcare professionals’ understanding of cancer pain and its clinical management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify five common misconceptions that result in ineffective pain management
  • Compare addiction, physical dependence and tolerance
  • Discuss healthcare professionals’ responsibilities in oncology pain management
 

 
Appproval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians/nutritionists, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, pharmacists, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
 
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This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 5/10/2012 to 5/10/2014 and 11/1/2015 to 11/1/2017
 
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Course Originally Released on: 5/10/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/7/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

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Melinda D - Haddon Township, NJ  ·  Dec 06, 2016
Please read above for my comments. We all experience pain in life, and hopefully we all can do our best to relieve patients, and make them comfortable.
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Christi M - cordova, TN  ·  Nov 15, 2016
good information on topic
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Sheri A - ,  ·  Nov 11, 2016
very informative to learn about the different myths of cancer pain.
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david e - muncy, PA  ·  Nov 03, 2016
Good subject material, informative, easy to navigate.
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Teri J - LAS VEGAS, NV  ·  Oct 17, 2016
informative and easy to follow
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