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Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.

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Class Accreditation

All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

This document must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the course concludes.

Oregon Pain Management

Contact Hours: 6
Cost: $60.00

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Oregon Pain Management
This instructional course has been designed to provide current concepts and skills related to pain management. As research sheds light on pain management issues and treatment methods, healthcare professionals are expected to maintain competency in assessing and treating their patients’ pain, as well as managing the side effects of those pain control interventions. The national opioid abuse epidemic has changed the manner in which pain management education is conducted. The state of Oregon requires all healthcare professionals to complete 6 hours of continuing education on the subject of pain management, palliative care and end of life care, or a combination of both, to be completed prior to license renewal. This pain management online course satisfies the 6-hour requirement for all nurses (RN, LPN, and NP). Oregon also requires, in addition to the 6 hours, a specific one-hour, web-based pain education course called Changing the Conversation about Pain, provided only by the Oregon Pain Management Commission (OPMC). This course can be accessed at

State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of parenteral pain control measures. A link to each State Board of Nursing is listed in the Resource Library section. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Explain the anatomy and physiology of nociceptive pain.
2. Identify at least 2 pain assessment tools.
3. Identify at least 2 controlled substance abuse assessment tools.
4. Discuss at least 3 non-pharmacologic interventions used for pain management.
5. Identify at least 5 pharmacologic interventions used for pain management.
6. Explain the role of adjuvant drugs in pain management.
7. Discuss the history and effects of the opioid abuse epidemic.
8. Discuss Oregon legislation aimed at decreasing substance abuse.
9. Explain appropriate patient education related to pain management.




Chapter 1: Scope of the Issue
Barriers to Effective Management
Patients’ Rights

Chapter 2: Descriptions of Pain
Anatomy and Physiology of Pain
Types of Pain

Chapter 3: Pain Assessment
Individual Factors
Opioid Misuse Assessment

Chapter 4: Non-Pharmacologic Interventions
Physical Techniques
Integrative and Complementary Medicine

Chapter 5: Pharmacologic Interventions
WHO Analgesic Ladder
COX Inhibitors
BMDA-Receptor Antagonists
Local Anesthetics
Implanted Intraspinal Infusion
Topical Analgesics
Opioid Antagonists
Side Effects
Opioid Antagonists
Muscle Relaxants
Sedatives and Anti-Anxiety Medications
Botulinum Toxin
Metastatic Bone Pain

Chapter 6: Drug Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion
Rise of Opioid Abuse
Oregon Overdose Statistics
Guidelines for the Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain
Avenues for Drug Abuse/Diversion
Patient Addiction Behaviors
Healthcare Professional Addiction Behaviors
“Red Flags”

Chapter 7: Education and Documentation
Patient Education
Home Medications