A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Make an appointment: 800-826-HOPE
Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course Bookmark and Share

Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course

Date:
September 10, 11, 12, 2013

Featured Speaker:
Chris Pasero, M.S., R.N.-B.C., F.A.A.N.

Location:
Glendale Hilton Hotel,
100 West Glenoaks Blvd,
Glendale, CA 91202

Overview
The City of Hope Division of Nursing Research and Education is celebrating its 22nd Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Course this coming year! This innovative course commemorates 22 years of commitment and leadership in the education of nurses in best practices for pain relief. Since the first PRN course over 2,100 nurses have attended to gain knowledge and resources to improve their own care of patients in pain and to develop the role of the pain resource nurse for their institutions.

This comprehensive three-day program includes pain assessment, pharmacologic management, equianalgesic calculations, integrative approaches, communication for better pain management, legal and ethical issues, psycho-spiritual aspects, managing pain in special populations, workshops on cancer, chronic, acute and end-of-life pain management and the future role of nurses in pain management. Participants also receive an extensive syllabus, which includes presentations, pain references, resources, and textbook to support improved pain management practice. Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.

Nurses have an essential role in providing effective and compassionate care to all patients in pain. The PRN Course equips nurses to improve care of patients in pain, strengthen their role as patient advocates, and prepares nurses to be confident members of interdisciplinary care teams.
 

Course Objectives

At the completion of this program the participants should be able to:
 
  • Describe the process of pain assessment
  • Identify current issues in pain management
  • Review the pharmacologic approaches to the management of pain and side-effect management
  • Identify issues in pain management for pediatric, elderly and other at risk populations
  • Discuss appropriate pain advocacy, ethical/legal issues, communication and education strategies
  • Explore the use of integrative approaches for pain management
  • Review resources for extending pain education in your settings
  • Discuss the evolving role of nurses in the future of pain management
  • Review professional self-care strategies

Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course

Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course

Date:
September 10, 11, 12, 2013

Featured Speaker:
Chris Pasero, M.S., R.N.-B.C., F.A.A.N.

Location:
Glendale Hilton Hotel,
100 West Glenoaks Blvd,
Glendale, CA 91202

Overview
The City of Hope Division of Nursing Research and Education is celebrating its 22nd Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Course this coming year! This innovative course commemorates 22 years of commitment and leadership in the education of nurses in best practices for pain relief. Since the first PRN course over 2,100 nurses have attended to gain knowledge and resources to improve their own care of patients in pain and to develop the role of the pain resource nurse for their institutions.

This comprehensive three-day program includes pain assessment, pharmacologic management, equianalgesic calculations, integrative approaches, communication for better pain management, legal and ethical issues, psycho-spiritual aspects, managing pain in special populations, workshops on cancer, chronic, acute and end-of-life pain management and the future role of nurses in pain management. Participants also receive an extensive syllabus, which includes presentations, pain references, resources, and textbook to support improved pain management practice. Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.

Nurses have an essential role in providing effective and compassionate care to all patients in pain. The PRN Course equips nurses to improve care of patients in pain, strengthen their role as patient advocates, and prepares nurses to be confident members of interdisciplinary care teams.
 

Objectives

Course Objectives

At the completion of this program the participants should be able to:
 
  • Describe the process of pain assessment
  • Identify current issues in pain management
  • Review the pharmacologic approaches to the management of pain and side-effect management
  • Identify issues in pain management for pediatric, elderly and other at risk populations
  • Discuss appropriate pain advocacy, ethical/legal issues, communication and education strategies
  • Explore the use of integrative approaches for pain management
  • Review resources for extending pain education in your settings
  • Discuss the evolving role of nurses in the future of pain management
  • Review professional self-care strategies

Course Information

Course Information
Contact
Maggie Johnson
mjohnson@coh.org
626-256-4673, ext. 63202
Accreditation
16.5 CE credits for full attendance of course. CE's to be provided by City of Hope Beckman Research Institute, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13380. You can attend 1, 2 or all 3 days.  You will receive CE credits for each full day you attend.
City of Hope is one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, the highest designation awarded by the National Cancer Institute to institutions that lead the way in cancer research, treatment, prevention and professional education.
City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to Continuing Medical Education (CME), sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through CME courses such as conferences, symposia and other on and off campus CME opportunities for medical professionals.

Learn more about
City of Hope's institutional distinctions, breakthrough innovations and collaborations.
 
NEWS & UPDATES
  • Ryan Chavira was a senior in high school when she began feeling sluggish, fatigued and, well, “down.” Trips to the doctor ended in “you’re fine” pronouncements; blood tests results showed nothing of real concern. But Chavira’s grandmother had passed away from ovarian cancer when she was in eig...
  • Brain tumors are exceptionally difficult to treat. They can be removed surgically, but individual cancer cells may have already spread elsewhere in the brain and can escape the effects of both radiation and chemotherapy. To prevent tumors from recurring, doctors need a way to find and stop those invasive cancer...
  • Breast cancer risk is personal; breast cancer risk assessment should be, too. To that end, City of Hope researchers have developed a starting point to help women (and their doctors) with a family history of the disease begin that risk assessment process. The result is an iPhone app, called BRISK, for Breast Can...
  • When it comes to breast cancer, women aren’t limited to getting screened and, if diagnosed, making appropriate treatment choices. They can also take a proactive stance in the fight against breast cancer by understanding key risk factors and practicing lifestyle habits that can help reduce their own breast...
  • Cancers of the blood and immune system are considered to be among the most difficult-to-treat cancers. A world leader in the treatment of blood cancers, City of Hope is now launching an institute specifically focused on treating people with lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma, as well as other serious blood and bone...
  • Genetics, genes, genome, genetic risk … Such terms are becoming increasingly familiar to even nonresearchers as studies and information about the human make-up become more extensive and more critical. At City of Hope, these words have long been part of our vocabulary. Researchers and physicians are studyi...
  • Mammograms are currently the best method to detect breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and before it’s big enough to feel or cause symptoms. But recent mammogram screening guidelines may have left some women confused about when to undergo annual testing. Here Lusi Tumyan, M.D., chief of t...
  • Although chemotherapy can be effective in treating cancer, it can also exact a heavy toll on a patient’s health. One impressive alternative researchers have found is in the form of a vaccine. A type of immunotherapy, one part of the vaccine primes the body to react strongly against a tumor; the second part dire...
  • The breast cancer statistic is attention-getting: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. That doesn’t mean that, if you’re one of eight women at a dinner table, one of you is fated to have breast cancer (read more on that breast cancer statistic), but it does mean that the ...
  • Rob Darakjian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 19 years old. He began chemotherapy and was in and out of the hospital for four months. After his fourth round of treatment, he received a bone marrow transplantation from an anonymous donor. Today, he’s cancer free. In his first post, ...
  • Advanced age tops the list among breast cancer risk factor for women. Not far behind is family history and genetics. Two City of Hope researchers delving deep into these issues recently received important grants to advance their studies. Arti Hurria, M.D., director of the Cancer and Aging Research Program, and ...
  • City of Hope is extending the reach of its lifesaving mission well beyond U.S. borders. To that end, three distinguished City of Hope leaders visited China earlier this year to lay the foundation for the institution’s new International Medicine Program. The program is part of City of Hope’s strategi...
  • A hallmark of cancer is that it doesn’t always limit itself to a primary location. It spreads. Breast cancer and lung cancer in particular are prone to spread, or metastasize, to the brain. Often the brain metastasis isn’t discovered until years after the initial diagnosis, just when patients were beginning to ...
  • Blueberries, cinnamon, baikal scullcap, grape seed extract (and grape skin extract), mushrooms, barberry, pomegranates … all contain compounds with the potential to treat, or prevent, cancer. Scientists at City of Hope have found tantalizing evidence of this potential and are determined to explore it to t...
  • Most women who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy do not choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. The reasons for this, according to a recent JAMA Surgery study, vary. Nearly half say they do not want any additional surgery, while nearly 34 percent say breast cancer reconstruction simply isn’t imp...