UW School of Nursing

April 28, 2022

Med-Surg 365 | Acute Pain Management

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Med-Surg 365 | Acute Pain ManagementImage for UW Med-Surg 365 course.
On-Demand Program

Course Description

This module explains that pain management begins with a very good assessment of psychological as well as physiological expressions of pain. This enlightening lecture will discuss the principles of pain management with regards to different pain mechanisms, appropriate assessment tools, and multimodal nursing interventions for alleviating acute post-op pain.


Kimberly K. Hayes, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, CPAN

Clinical Nurse Educator, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will be better able to:

  1. Acknowledge the difference between acute and chronic pain.
  2. Differentiate between nociceptive and neuropathic pain mechanisms.
  3. Support individualized and accurate pain assessment.
  4. Support the utilization of appropriate pain assessment tools.
  5. Recognize the use of multimodal, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological interventions as necessary components in the pain management nursing plan of care.