This course has been approved for 4 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2007, 2008, 2009, 1/15/10 through 12/31/10, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
The purpose of this course is to inform nurses about the historical difficulties surrounding pediatric pain management, propose pharamacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, and discuss complexities involved in various pediatric pain management cases. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to –
- Discuss the past and future status of pain management in children.
- Define pain, clarify commonly misused terms and develop an understanding of how pain works.
- Describe some of the assessment tools available for children.
- Discuss various pharmacologic pain management options.
- Discuss various nonpharmacologic pain management options.
- Explain some of the complexities involved in treating the child with chronic pain, cognitive impairments, or a need for palliative care.
The author and planners have declared no real or perceived conflict of interested that relates to this educational activity.