The Nurse as Advocate
Friday, October 12, 2012
Date: October 12, 2012
Location: Nicholls State University– Betsy C. Ayo Hall Auditorium
Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration – 3:30 p.m. Education Activity Ends
Credit: 5.5 contact hours
Speaker: Donna Earles, RN- BC, MN-ACNS-BS is certified as a Pain Management Nurse by ANCC and currently serves as the Pain Resource Nurse at LSU Interim Public Hospital in New Orleans. In this position she receives all pain referrals on inpatient units. She has thirty-three years experience as a registered nurse in various areas. She uses her experience and knowledge to plan and evaluate pain management for patients.
This educational activity is designed for RNs working in various practice settings. This program provides the latest information for the understanding and management of pain. Barriers to effective pain management and strategies to prevent or overcome those barriers will be presented. The goal of the program is to increase the learner’s knowledge of the assessment and management of pain. At the end of the program the learner will be able to discuss the physiology of pain; describe the different types of pain; define acute and chronic pain; identify barriers to effective pain management; discuss strategies to prevent or manage barriers to effective pain management; discuss the principles of pain assessment; integrate assessment findings into a plan of care; discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of pain and advocate for more effective pain management for patients.
Target audience: RN’s working in various practice settings.