Effective Pain Management is More Than Just a Number - WEB-PSY356

Effective Pain Management is More Than Just a Number

Introduction to Assessment and Overview of Multimodal Management of Pain

by Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, RN-C, AHN-BC, DAAP
(4.4 / 37 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Pain Management is a multifaceted challenge. We use pain scales to try to understand how another person may feel or describe pain. This webinar will begin with an introduction to the importance of appropriately  assessing acute and chronic pain as patients experience it as well as the importance of assessing the effect of pain on function. The differences between medication tolerance, dependency, pseudoaddiction, and substance use disorder will be explored. Are opioids always the answer? Are complementary pain therapies just “nice to try” interventions or underappreciated effective remedies? Join an interesting discussion about managing pain with an overview of a multimodal approach with pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions which will help to answer those questions.


The goal of this presentation is to discuss multimodal pain management within a context of pain scales, level of patient function, and complementary therapies. Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Describe the relationship between how patients experience pain and assessing pain with intensity scales
  • Explain the importance of assessing the level of patient function with regard to pain being experienced
  • Explain the differences between medication tolerance, dependence, and substance use disorder
  • Identify characteristics of a multimodal and team approach to pain management
  • Identify nonopioid analgesic medications and nonpharmacologic interventions for pain management

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, ARNPs/APRNs, nursing assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists.
Psychologists: 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 approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Intermediate
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 6/28/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/28/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/28/2021

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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Maria Ana B - Woodland Hills, CA  ·  Nov 18, 2019
timely and appropriate
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Pamela D - Golden, CO  ·  Nov 11, 2019
informative from all modalities
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Carmela M - Everett, WA  ·  Sep 10, 2019
It was good, some lagging in connection though.
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Barbara L - White Lake, MI  ·  Aug 16, 2019
The course was very informative. The presenter was excellent!
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PALMA T - Johnston, RI  ·  Jul 18, 2019
This was very informative given pain management is a significant issue
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50