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Pharmacology and Management of Pain

Title: Pharmacology and Management of 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

This course discusses pharmacological management of pain. Additionally, the categories of analgesics are discussed as well as their role in achieving balanced analgesia.


  • List the three categories of analgesics.
  • State indication, mechanism of action and the common adverse effects of the three categories of analgesics.
  • Define opioid-sparing effect, ceiling of analgesia and balanced analgesia.
  • Differentiate between tolerance, dependence and addiction.
  • Describe an effective pain management strategy for patients that combine pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
Matter Expert:



Planners: Patricia Jaime, LMSW, Sandra Doolittle, MSW, Deborah Scholl, RN BSN, MSM and Peggy Patton, RN MHCL, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Subject Matter Expert: TBD

Credit Hours:
Nurse: 1.0 Contact Hour

In order to complete this online activity, 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.

This TCG CHEX eLearning course is being provided through NHPCO’s collaboration with The Corridor Group, Inc.

CHEX Knowledge Exchange is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.0 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN or LMHT re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number: LT0270-0111.

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