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Neuropathic Pain

Title: Neuropathic Pain             

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00

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Length: 1.0 hour
Description: The goal of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to assess neuropathic pain, determine patient goals, implement interventions and define outcomes for neuropathic pain to enhance the patient’s quality of life.


  • Describe neuropathic pain
  • Identify characteristics of neuropathic pain
  • Explain the etiology of neuropathic pain
  • List two medications used to treat neuropathic pain
  • Differentiate types of pharmacological treatments for neuropathic pain
Subject Matter Expert:

Carol Johnston BS, RN
Carol Johnston is a Learning Services Coordinator at Empath Health. One of Carol’s passions in life is education, the other is pain control. This makes her an unparalleled writer in hospice and palliative care courses. In Carol’s opinion, no one should ever have to suffer from physical pain, and she feels it is one of her life’s duties to help people control it.

As a course writer, Carol tirelessly researches every aspect of a topic, leaving no stone unturned. The word thorough is hardly enough to describe her knowledge on causes, effects and treatments of pain, or any subject she tackles. Carol is the Empath Health Encyclopedia. When people have a question without an answer, they go to Carol. Sometimes there is a line outside her door. It’s a wonder she ever gets anything done.

Carol started out as an elementary school teacher and also has worked for Empath Health as a staff nurse.


Planners: Karen Lo, MS, BA, RN, Carol Johnston, RN, BA and Susan Bruno, MSW, LCSW have no relevant financial relationships to disclose     

Subject Matter Experts:  Carol Johnston BS, RN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CE/CME Credit Hours: Nurse: 1.0 Contact Hour
Social Work: 1.0 Contact Hour
Completion: In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.
CE/CME Info:

This activity is being provided through NHPCO’s collaboration with Empath Health.

Empath Health, ACE Provider #1256, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Empath Health maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: January 28, 2014 through January 28, 2017. 

Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 Clinical continuing education clock hours.” 

Contact hours provided via Empath Health’s CE Broker Provider #50-1994 for nurses, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators. 

Release Date:


Review Date: 4/10/2017

Expiration Date:


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