A plethora of analgesics are available for use and each maintains unique mechanisms of action. Studies suggest pain management can be improved by blocking nociceptive pathways in multiple locations, but necessitates a strategic approach based upon the most relevant pathways. This session reviews nociceptive pathways and analgesic mechanism of actions and use case studies to highlight the technique and incorporate a review of the evidence.
Contact hours available until 9/20/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
• Describe nocioceptive pathways. • Identify analgesic classes by site of action and mechanism of action. • Incorporate a mechanistic approach into pain management.