University of Southern Indiana

Type: Certificate
Country: United States
Website: https://www.usi.edu/health/certificate-programs/pain-management-program/

Qualification on completion: Certificate for contact hours

Pre-requisite qualifications: Health care providers

Intended Participants (Discipline): English-speaking nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare providers who have, or want to prepare for, responsibility for monitoring and managing patients diagnosed with pain.

Format (online, face to face, blended): 100% distance based - Synchronous and Asyncronous online participation

Style (case-based, readings, mixed cases & readings, discussion groups): Modules comprised of instructor outlines, audio/video recordings, reading assignments, articles, web resources, case studies to augment the learning processlearning management system with study guides

Length (hours per week, number of weeks, or years): 10 weeks 40 contact hours (6 hours specific to Pharmacotherapeutics)

Mentoring or Supervision (for skills): Interaction with faculty may occur as feedback to study guides, within discussion boards, or via email. We strive to provide interprofessional education by utilizing a variety of content experts, instructors, contributors, and reviewers.  

Content Consistent with any IASP curriculum: The modules cover physiology and pathophysiology of pain, patient assessment, pain management guidelines, pharmacology, alternative and invasive interventions, and managing pain in diverse patient populations.

Evaluation - Format (exams, assignments, participation, combination): Completion of study guides for each module, receive a passing score of 70% or better on comprehensive final, and submission of program evaluation

Evaluation - Nature (competencies, knowledge, or both): Completion of study guides for each module, receive a passing score of 70% or better on comprehensive final, and submission of program evaluation

Accreditation or Endorsement For CME/CPD points, or for Content, e.g., by IASP): Accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 40 total contact hours of which 6 hours are specific to pharmacology continuing education.  Pharmacists will receive 40 contact hours for completion of this program. requirements for the renewal of the advanced practice nurse prescriptive authority license.

Contact Details (eg. Program Administrator): For more schedule information, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or email usi1nhpcert@usi.edu.