Protocols on Pain Assessment and Management in Modern Medicine


About the Course 

Pain assessment is considered a pivotal aspect of modern medicine. In a broader sense as a concept, pain assessment involves a comprehensive clinical judgment describing and analyzing pain based on the type, significance, and context of the patients’ experience. Describing pain with these assessment tools can be either difficult or easy depending on the demographics of the patients. In pediatric pain assessment, pre-verbal and developmentally disabled children might find it extremely difficult to properly describe the nature and severity of pain. In most cases, modern protocols for pain assessment in this population advise the use of behavioral tools in place of self-reported pain models. Medical personnel handling sessions of pain assessment in the pediatric population are trained to recognize, gauge and document different behavioral cues necessary to improve pain assessment in children. In the geriatric population, pain assessment is more multidimensional, requiring the consideration of different behavioral and physiological cues. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:  

  • Understand how the management of pain has evolved steadily over the years 
  • Review the different protocols on the classifications and descriptions of pain in the medical community.
  • Present a comprehensive review of different pain assessment tools, their components, and other technical advantages they might possess.
  • Identify and discuss the different accepted pain management protocols in modern medicine.
  • Discuss the roles of medical personnel in ensuring safe practices in drug use and patient monitoring as it concerns pain assessment and management?.

About the Author/Presenter

Jassin Jouria, MD is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician who specializes in resuscitation of critical patients. The majority of his clinical work is at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Greensburg, Indiana. With his background in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery clinical research, and disaster medicine, Dr. Jouria is extremely familiar with emergency and critical care. His interests include Pre-Hospital Medicine, Disaster Medicine, State and Federal disaster response and preparation, as well as international disaster aid. Dr. Jouria has developed Continuing Education curricula for Critical Care, Pre-Hospital/EMS quality control, Post-Surgical care, and improving overall patient outcome. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences. Dr. Jouria has published an academic textbook on Anatomy & Physiology.

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

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