IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.
This course presents the physiology of pain perception, the factors of pain reaction, the attitudes toward the patient in pain which may hinder therapy, the effectiveness and limitations of pain medication, and the use of multiple noninvasive and alternative pain therapies. It provides a holistic approach to chronic pain.
Purpose and Objectives
- Identify the physiological mechanisms of pain sensation.
- Understand how our interventions affect the mechanisms and perception of pain.
- Effectively apply narcotic and non-narcotic analgesic drug therapy.
- Increase your awareness of noninvasive pain therapies, methods, desired effects and possible side effects.
- Review principles of healing that focus on reducing the inflammatory load.
About the Author
Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD
Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.
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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.
Board Approval Information
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, and Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435. It is approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association #CE19-96782. It is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61; The Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing; the Alabama board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; and the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.