Oh the Pain: Paradigms, Pathways and Potentials in Pain Management
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Identify past and current common paradigms regarding pain management.
- Identify obstacles and alternatives in the pathway to effective pain management.
- Analyze and discuss the potential effects of inadequate or ineffective pain management. Verbalize effective pain management strategies that impact patients, care providers and institutions.
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This session presents the past, current, and future paradigms of pain management and their impact on pain assessment and the practice of pain management. The pathophysiologic processes and various causes of pain are discussed. The essential components of pain management are reviewed in relationship to the essential and required elements for successful pain management strategies. A review of case studies, which reiterate the consequences of failing to meet national and organizational standards for pain management, are presented, including the ramifications of failing to meet national patient satisfaction score goals.
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