Foundational Pediatric Pain and Symptom Assessment and Management
This 7 CE hour self-paced online course provides evidence-based clinical strategies for assessing and managing pain in infants, children, teens, and young adults with serious illness. It explores assessment tools and how to apply them to seriously ill children; pediatric medication management and dosing guidelines; strategies for managing common symptoms; non-pharmacological interventions; and pain-management challenges with functionally impaired children.
Assessing and managing pain is a cornerstone of high quality palliative care. Providing safe and effective care to children requires that clinicians understand pediatric pain assessment methods; use appropriate pain assessment tools; engage parents and patients, who are experts in their own care; and use appropriate dosing based on the child’s weight and other factors.
This course provides you with a thorough understanding of effective assessment and pain-management strategies in pediatric patients, pediatric medication management principles, non-pharmacological interventions, and more.
Enroll in the certificate for $989.
What You’ll Learn
- Assessing patient and family current and historical experience with diagnosis and treatment
- Conducting an effective pediatric assessment
- Pediatric medication management
- Pain and common symptoms to assess and treat
- Non-pharmacological treatment
- Caring for the child who is medically complex
What You’ll Earn
7 continuing education (CE) credits provided through California State University San Marcos, accredited and approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Have a team to train? We offer special group pricing.
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.