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Pain Management: The Fifth Vital Sign

Pain and its effects are so important to the health care process that recognizing pain and its causes, learning how to effectively treat pain, and understanding the effects of pain in the healing process are crucial for providing the best possible care for our patients. The key is to consider pain as “The Fifth Vital Sign.”


Program Highlights


  • Conduct an initial assessment and regular re-assessment of pain

  • Utilize age-appropriate pain scales to help determine the intensity of pain

  • Provide patient and family education regarding their roles in pain management

  • Recognize barriers to effective pain management

  • Identify methods of pain control to relieve and prevent pain

  • Provide a pain management plan upon discharge


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Learning Objective

To acknowledge the role of pain in the psychological and physical treatment of patients, and recognize that pain management is the right of all patients



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Program Includes
  • Bonus Resource CD
  • 10 Question Post Test with Answer Key
  • Study Guide
  • Learning Tools Included

Clinical Advisors

  • Wanda Faircloth, RN, BSN, MICN