Basic Pediatric Pain and Symptom Assessment and Management
This 4 CE hour, self-paced online course introduces key considerations and strategies for assessing and managing pain in infants, children, teens, and young adults with serious or life-limiting illness. Understanding the unique factors associated with pediatric assessment and the principles that guide pediatric medication management provides a foundation for ensuring comprehensive and age-appropriate care.
Assessing and managing pain is a fundamental part of high-quality palliative care; however, there are important differences that clinicians must be aware of when caring for infants, children, teens, or young adults, versus adults. This course comprises four modules that highlight important considerations and effective clinical approaches to assessing and managing pain in infants, children, teens, and young adults.
By the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to assess for pain in pediatric patients with serious or terminal illness. It includes an in-depth review of normal growth and developmental milestones in infants, children, and adolescents; common childhood illnesses; pain management medications; how to determine appropriate dosing as well as routes of administration; and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management.
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What You’ll Learn
- Conducting an effective pediatric assessment
- Pediatric medication management (including dosing)
- Common Symptoms to assess and treat
- Non-pharmacological treatments and interventions
What You’ll Earn
4 continuing education (CE) credits provided through California State University San Marcos, accredited and approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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The Institute’s Pediatric Palliative Care curriculum was developed by expert clinicians in pediatric palliative care from leading children’s hospitals and hospice programs, with support from:
- Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition/Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
- Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Trinity KidsCare
Kimberly Bower, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC, former Chief of Palliative Medicine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and current Medical Director of Blue Shield of California Promise Plan
Susan Montgomery, RN, BSN, MA, a medical writer whose clinical career as a registered nurse included caring for children and adults in both critical care and hospice. She is the former Director of Interdisciplinary Practice at Suncoast Hospice.
Completion and Refunds
In order to complete this course and obtain a certificate, you 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 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.