September 10, 11, 12, 2013
Chris Pasero, M.S., R.N.-B.C., F.A.A.N.
Glendale Hilton Hotel,
100 West Glenoaks Blvd,
Glendale, CA 91202
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.