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The Role of the Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Pain Management $20.00
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The Role of the Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Pain Management

The focus of this module is pain management in patients with serious and life limiting disease. This module reviews advanced principles of pain management, including pain assessment, diagnosis, non-pharmacological and pharmacological pain therapies, invasive techniques, as well as other treatments, with a focus on advanced nursing practice. This module also includes emphasis on the development of policies and procedure for complex pain issues. Key messages include: • APRNs must perform a comprehensive pain assessment that includes the medical and pain history, assessment of current pain(s), physical examination and diagnostic testing to develop an appropriate pain diagnosis, and an interdisciplinary management plan. • APRNs must understand the basic principles of pain to manage patients with serious or life threatening illnesses in any setting. • APRNs must document appropriately and develop safe prescribing practices. • APRNs must have knowledge about complex pain situations in order to provide care in extraordinary situations. • APRNs must work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team in order to optimally manage pain and suffering. • APRNS must formulate a comprehensive pain plan in collaboration with the patient and family, as well as with the healthcare team and/or other professionals.
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The Role of the Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Pain Management
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