Drugs and Pain Management
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Course Overview: This course is intended to provide an overview of analgesic medications used
to manage acute and chronic pain. For the latest information about indications,
dosages, side effects, and precautions, nurses should consult a current drug
reference book. The information provided focuses on the most commonly occurring
adverse effects of analgesics, but does not mention every side effect that can
potentially occur. Definitions for many of the terms used appears in the "Pain
Management Glossary" at the end of the course. Please see Objectives
for a specific list of the course goals.
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target audience for this course is
Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or licensed
vocational nurses (LVNs) interested in increasing their knowledge base about
how analgesic drugs work and how to use them most effectively.