DOH Accredited CME - 5 hrs (Category 1)

Stars Medical Assistance Center (SMAC) Pain Management Learning Module is designed for all Healthcare Professionals who want to learn more about pain and its management. This module provides information on how to manage the pain across the lifespan from newborn to older population and those who need special care and attention.


Pain Management is not only a Science but also an Art. Learn about the latest clinical guidelines; pain measurement tools, effective alternative management techniques and how cultural diversity and physiology determine outcomes.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between acute pain, chronic pain, and cancer pain.

  2. Describe the negative consequences of pain.

  3. Describe the pathophysiology of pain.

  4. Describe factors that can alter the perception of pain.

  5. Demonstrate appropriate use of pain measurement instruments.

  6. Explain the physiologic basis of pain relief interventions.

  7. Explain the impact of aging on pain.

  8. Discuss when opioid tolerance may be a problem.

  9. Identify appropriate pain relief intervention for selected groups of patients.

  10. Compare various types of neurosurgical procedures used to treat intractable pain.

  11. Develop a plan to prevent and treat the adverse effects of opioid analgesic agents.

  12. Use the nursing process as a framework for the care of patients with pain.



Introduction to the Course

Topic 1 - What is Pain and Pain Physiology?

Topic 2 - Measuring Pain in Children, Adolescent and Elderly

Topic 3 - Pain Management

Topic 4 - Psychological and Physical Method

Topic 5 - Pill Free Pain Relief

Topic 6 - Where To Get Advice?


What’s in it for me?   

• Referenced research from professionally recognized medical websites and organizations.     

• All presentations delivered by qualified, experienced healthcare licensed professionals  

• DOH accredited Continuing Medical Education (5 CMEs, Category 1)