On-Demand Program | The Challenge of Pain 2021


Pain causes extensive suffering, disability and expenditure of scarce healthcare resources. This conference focuses on the challenge of pain management for healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Regional and national pain specialists present evidence-based strategies for assessing and managing pain in all care settings. Teaching methods include video, PDF handout, discussion, and case studies.

Target Audience

For healthcare professionals including staff nurses, clinical nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, managers, administrators, social workers and other interested healthcare providers.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, you will be better able to:

  1. Discuss up to date approaches to the biopsychosocial management of chronic pain.
  2. Learn about improved strategies to overcome individual and structural obstacles that interfere with effective delivery of chronic pain care.
  3. Outline the 2019 WA opioid legislative rules.
  4. Provide an overview of issues faced by persons who have completed cancer treatment.
  5. Identify role of self-care for better pain management.
  6. Learn the primary components and function of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system.
  7. Learn to apply the diagnostic elements of Opioid Use Disorder to their chronic pain patients with dual diagnoses.
  8. Discuss the role of opioid guidelines in opioid tapering.


Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.50 Contact hours
  • 4.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Featured Content

  1. Update on Pain – Part 1: Why is Pain Hard for Everyone? - David Tauben, MD, FACP
  2. Update on Pain – Part 2: What Can You Do About It? (Rx) - David Tauben, MD, FACP
  3. WA ESHB 1427: Opioid Rules (Rx) - Deb Gordon, MN, DNP, FAAN
  4. Chronic Pain in the Cancer Survivor (Rx) - Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, FAANP
  5. Self-Care Resources for Better Pain Management - Becca Taylor, RN, PhD
  6. Cannabis, The Endocannabinoid System, and Pain (Rx) - Garth Terry, MD, PhD
  7. Recognizing Opioid Use Disorder - Pam Pentin, MD, JD, FAAFP
  8. Opioid Tapering: CDC vs. HHS Guidelines (Rx) - Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD

Professional Credit

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Available Credit

  • 7.50 Contact hours
  • 4.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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