Analgesic Drugs and Pain Management

By RnCeus Interactive

  • Webcast
  • Feb 05, 2019 - Apr 01, 2023
  • Contact Hours : 4
  • Fee Details Not Available

Overview

Analgesic Drugs and Pain Management is organized by RnCeus Interactive.

Course Expiration: Apr 1, 2023.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Recognize problems created by under-treating pain and identify individuals who are at greatest risk for having their pain under-treated.
• Distinguish between nociceptive and neuropathic pain.
• Identify 3 classifications of analgesic drugs.
• Recognize how nonopioid analgesics differ from opioid analgesics.
• Identify the mechanism of action, side effects, and maximum daily dose of acetaminophen.
• Identify the relationship between aspirin and Reye’s syndrome.
• Recognize the mechanism of action of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and distinguish between nonselective and selective NSAIDS.
• Identify common side effects of NSAIDs, ways to prevent and/or manage them and advantages and disadvantages of combining NSAIDs with opioid analgesics.
• Discuss the concept of "opioid dose sparing."
• Identify the mechanism of action of mu agonist opioid analgesics.
• Discuss the concept of "analgesic ceiling."
• List 3 opioid analgesics that are commonly used to treat severe escalating acute pain.
• Discuss guidelines for using opioid analgesics and the concept of "titrating to effect" as it applies to opioid analgesics.
• Recognize the rationale for avoiding using meperidine as an analgesic.
• Discuss the value of giving analgesics on an around-the-clock rather than on a PRN basis to manage continuous pain.
• Recognize common side effects associated with opioid analgesics and ways to manage side effects.
• Recognize ways to assess respiratory depression in patients receiving opioid analgesics.
• Distinguish among the terms "tolerance," "physical dependency," and "addiction."
• Identify the percentage of patients who become addicted to opioids when receiving them under medical supervision.
• Discuss conditions under which the following administration routes for opioid analgesics are used: oral, rectal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous, transdermal, and intrathecal.
• Recognize nursing considerations for patients receiving opioid analgesics and identify ways in which patients receiving opioids can minimize adverse effects.
• Discuss the mechanism of action of antidepressants and anticonvulsants in relation to pain management.
• Evaluate the effects of the CDC Opioid Guidelines on your nursing practice.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

Topic(s)

  • Addiction
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Arizona, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia
  • Addiction Care
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Nevada
  • Addiction Disorders
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Kentucky
  • Addiction Medicine
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Kentucky
  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • Opioids
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Arizona, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas
  • Pain Management
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Alaska, Dist of Col, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Puerto Rico
  • HIV/AIDS
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Dist of Col
  • Opioid Pain Management
  • Opioid Use and Addiction
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Alaska and Oklahoma
  • Opioid use disorder
    • Physician: State Required Topic for New Hampshire
  • Opioid antagonist

Credit Info

Contact hours - Learners who successfully complete all requirements are eligible to procure a 4.00 contact hour certificate of completion

Total Credit(s)
  • Contact Hours : 4

Specialties

  • Pharmacy and Medicine
  • Pain Management

Target Audience

  • Physician

Speaker (s)

2 Speaker(s)

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