Pain Management Update

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Release date: 12/15/2020

Reviewed and renewed: 12/15/2021; 12/15/2022

Expiration date: 6/1/2024


This independent self-study activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nursing professionals at all levels, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare professionals.


Upon completion of the educational activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation of pain.
  • List different types and causes of pain.
  • Discuss the factors that influence pain perception and intensity.
  • Describe the barriers to pain management and ways to overcome them.
  • Discuss various treatment modalities.
  • List some guidelines for the use of opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and adjuvant medications.
  • Describe modes of medication administration.
  • Outline the process to effectively assess and evaluate pain.
  • State patient’s rights related to pain management.

Method of Participation

In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire monograph, complete and submit an evaluation and score at least 70% on the self-assessment test. Certificates will be available in the transcripts upon successful completion of the self-assessment test. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at [email protected].

CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. 

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In support of improving patient care, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Credit being awarded: 2.0 ANCC contact hours

Physician Associates

Preventing Medical Errors

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 6/1/2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

National Accreditations

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

FL Nursing

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education through the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-2560.  This activity is awarded 2.0 contact hours.


National Accreditations

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Social Workers

National Accreditations

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 continuing education credits.


Mary Kathleen Ebener PhD, RN (author) has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.


Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN (CE Director of Accreditations), Dorothy Duffy, BS Pharmacy (Pharmacy Reviewer), Bernadette M. Makar, MSN, APRN, BC, NP-C (Nurse Practitioner), and AKH staff.

None of the staff and planners listed above have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.


There is no commercial support for this activity.


It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity.


This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


AKH Inc.’s courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH’s courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.