This is a basic course in pain management designed to benefit administrators who will be or are assisting residents with medications. By the end of this course, you will be able to: (1) Define pain and distinguish the differences between acute and chronic pain. (2) Recognize common signs and symptoms of pain in older adults. (3) Discuss the various types of drugs used for chronic pain management and problems associated with pain medications in older adults. (4) Review guidelines and best practices for safe assistance of pain medications for older adults. Course is approved for 1.0 CEUs/contact hours for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) in California. Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.
Per California Department of Public Health regulations, a time/pause mechanism must be incorporated in this online program. Navigation within this course is restricted in that each slide must be viewed in its entirety before advancing to the next slide. Learners must view each slide and click the next button to advance in the course.