Description of Program
The complaint of pain continues to be the most common reason patients seek care in the United States (AMA Pain Care Task force, 2020). Patients need individualized care to treat their pain with evidence-based practice, knowledge of options, and compassion. This program addresses pharmacological (opioid and nonopioid) and nonpharmacologic treatment options for common painful conditions evaluated by providers.
This program addresses the following painful conditions:
For each condition, the history, symptoms, diagnostic criteria, physical examination, diagnostic studies, differential diagnoses and treatment considerations are discussed.
Pharmacological (opioid and nonopioid) and nonpharmacologic treatment options are presented. When opioid pharmacologic management is required, recommendations on dosage limitations/titration, and risk factors for abuse are discussed.
Who Should Enroll in this Program?
This independent study program is designed for English-speaking health practitioners (advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and physicians) needing continuing education for pharmacological (opioid and nonopioid) and nonpharmacologic treatment options for patients with pain.
A textbook is not required for this program.
The learning outcome of this learning activity is to enable the learner to employ evidence-based guidelines in the care of patients with common painful conditions.
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Delivery of Content
The learner will log into the program via the internet and work independently through the content. The independent study provides an opportunity to learn while in the comfort of your own home or office. Program staff are available during business hours by phone or email to assist participants with technical issues or concerns. Questions regarding content can be directed to the contributors of the content. After the learner works through the content, she/he will complete the program evaluation.
Note: Many businesses, especially government agencies or health institutions, utilize security firewalls. Access to web links within program and communication from the instructor, or other students may be blocked. We recommend not using your work email address for this course.
2 contact hours specific to opioid, nonopioid, and nonpharmacologic content for painful conditions
The University of Southern Indiana designates this activity for 2 contact hours. Two hours of this content meets the pharmacology continuing education requirements for the renewal of the advanced practice registered nurse prescriptive authority license.
The University of Southern Indiana Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning designates this knowledge based Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) activity for 2 contact hours for completion of this program. Pharmacists who request to have their contact hours reported to the Certified Pharmacy Education Monitor (CPE) must indicate this request during registration and include the correct NABP e-PID# and Birthdate (mmdd).
The University of Southern Indiana Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Successful completion of this program does not guarantee expertise in the content. Clinical experience and judgment coupled with an understanding of the content are necessary to attain competency. Achieving certification is a means to demonstrate competency.
Criteria for Successful Completion
The certificate of completion will be contained in an email sent upon the completion of the combined program quiz and evaluation.
Faculty Names and Credentials
We strive to provide interprofessional education by utilizing a variety of content experts, instructors, contributors, and reviewers.
Laura Stewart, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Holly Jahn, PharmD, CACP
M. Jane Swartz DNP, RN, ACNS-BC
Conflict of Interest Statement
No individual in a position to control content has any relevant financial relationships.
Expiration date: July 1, 2024.
In support of improving patient care, University of Southern Indiana Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
State of Indiana
The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for several professionals licensed in the state of Indiana, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and dental professionals.
State of California
The University of Southern Indiana is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #13378.
To Register: Click on the link above. We recommend utilizing Chrome or Firefox with a computer or tablet to register for our programs. Once registration is complete you will receive an email with a link to the content.
For more information, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee includes access to the evaluation and continuing education credit.
There will be no refunds for this program.