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Pain Assessment & Management within the Emergency Department

Program Date & Time:
May 14, 2021 | 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Webinar
Registration Fee:
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Registration Deadline:
5/13/21 2:00 PM
Cancellation Deadline:
5/13/21 2:00 PM
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This webinar will describe and discuss the pathophysiology of nociceptive pain and how it differs from neuropathic pain conditions. It will discuss a variety of evidence-based pain assessment scales and describe pain as both a biologic phenomena and personalized experience for the patient. Select painful disorders will be discussed with an attention to “red flags” that may alert the care team that the patient is experiencing a significant event. This lecture will also discuss appropriate pain management, both pharmacologic and non pharmacologic, interventions that are based on best practice guidelines and some of the barriers faced in the Emergency Department when it comes to pain management.

Keywords: pain


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Verbalize an understanding of pathophysiologic principles of nociception and how this influences the patient presentation.
  • Verbalize an understanding of several pain assessment scales and the importance of awareness of physiologic and non-verbal indicators of pain.
  • Identify “red flags” which may indicate a more significant condition requiring urgent/emergent attention and potential interventions.
  • Recognize barriers to pain assessment and management within the Emergency Department.
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Credits Available
  • Social Workers
    SC Board of Social Work Examiners (Non-SW)
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 1.5 non-social work hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a part of the South Carolina AHEC system, as defined by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Registered Nurses
    SC Nurses Association
    Credit Statement

    Pee Dee Area Health Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

    This nursing continuing education awards 1.5 contact hours upon successful completion.  

    CE approval refers only to CE activities and does not imply SCNA or Pee Dee AHEC endorsement of any commercial product.

  • All Participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 0.15 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
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