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Nociceptive Pain

Title: Nociceptive 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 and identify the type of nociceptive pain, the pathophysiology of nociceptive pain and interventions that provide relief from suffering associated with types of nociceptive pain.


  • Differentiate between visceral and somatic pain
  • Describe the characteristics associated with somatic and visceral pain and provide two examples of each type of pain
  • Explain the pathophysiology of nociceptive pain
  • List the two types of somatic pain and localization characteristics of each type
  • List types of pharmacologic treatments used to treat the different types of nociceptive pain
  • Describe non-pharmaceutical methods of treatment for nociceptive pain
Subject Matter Expert:

Carol Johnston BS, RN
Carol Johnston is a Learning Services Coordinator at Suncoast Hospice Institute. 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 Suncoast Hospice Institute 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 Suncoast Hospice 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 Suncoast Hospice Institute.

Suncoast Hospice Institute, 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 Suncoast Hospice Institute 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 Suncoast Hospice’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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