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Pain and Symptom Management in Hospice

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Effective pain management is a hospice patient's right and an ethical responsibility for hospice staff. In this course, you'll learn about possible symptoms indicating that patients are in pain, measures that can be taken to ease pain, and common barriers to effective pain management. In addition, the course will discuss psychological and spiritual pain at the end of life and potential steps that staff can take to help patients.

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1) Identify patients' rights to effective pain management
2) Describe signs that someone is in pain
3) Explain the importance of addressing emotional and spiritual pain and ways to do that

This course has been verified to align with CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence HCPC.12.I in Hospice Assessment, Care Planning and Coordination. It was also designed in alignment with ACHC hospice standards, and it provides training to help organizations meet the following federal regulations related to hospice services:

Estimated Runtime: 10 minutes
Last Updated: April 13, 2023
Publication Year: 2022

Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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