Every Nurse's Role in Management of Pain in an Opioid Crisis
Recorded Webinar by the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
Speakers:Judith Paice, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director of the Cancer Pain Program, Research Professor of Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL and Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, ACHPN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FPCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Assistant Professor and Director of Palliative Care at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
The registered nurse (RN) has a major role in safe and effective management of pain by performing a thorough assessment of pain, function, and risk factors for misuse, integrating the use of non-pharmacologic therapies with pharmacologic therapies, along with risk mitigation strategies to avoid misuse and diversion, educating patients, families, and colleagues on safe administration and disposal of opioids, advocating for effective opioid pain management in those with serious illness, and being knowledgeable about the current issues related to the opioid crisis.
Every Nurses Role in Pain MGMT (1) from Oncology Nursing Society.
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