Real Life Approaches To Pain Management

Course No.
No Charge

1.0 Nursing Contact Hour

Patricia A. Schmidt

Patricia A. Schmidt, DO, FACOI

She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

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Course Details

Who Would Benefit from this Course

Nurses in community health and clinical health care settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the multidimensional nature of pain.
  • Explain three barriers to the recognition of pain.
  • Identify assessment tools used in the treatment of pain.

Continuing Education Credit / Certificate of Completion

To receive credit or completion certificate, participants must register for this activity, access the course, pass a short quiz (score of 75% or higher), and complete an online evaluation. The online quiz and evaluation are links available at the end of the course. Credit or completion certificate is manually processed and you will be notified via email when it has been posted to your Training Gateway account. Please allow two to four weeks.

1.0 Nursing contact hours

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2018.

Disclosure: Course faculty and planners disclosed no conflict of interest related to this activity.

Course Planning Committee

Patricia A. Schmidt, DO, FACOI; Susan Affholter, MPH; Julie McCallum, MPH, RN; Dawn Lukomski, MA; and Jeanette Kunnath, M.Ed.


This course about pain and symptom management will help you gain an understanding of the multidimensional aspects of pain. Physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual facets of pain will be discussed. Personal bias towards pain, how pain can impact life and health care delivery, as well as the physiology and pharmacology in pain management are also covered. The course is a one-hour self-paced tutorial and includes resources on pain management and pain assessment tools.

Gain a better understanding of what your clients and patients are experiencing and what can be done to help them with pain management.