Pain Management: Assessment of Pain Course Overview

Pain Management: Assessment of Pain Course Overview

Upon completion, participants should be able to assess and manage pain in pediatric patients according to current evidence-based standards.
Quick Takes

  • New version released on Aug. 1, 2020.
  • Approved for 1 CNE contact hour.

This course discusses assessment as the foundation of pain management. Specifically addressed are the elements of a complete pain assessment, pain intensity scales and the role of critical judgment in managing patients’ pain effectively.

Key feature

Branching scenario which allows learners to see the impact of the choices they make. 


  • Identify assessment findings that may indicate pain in the pediatric patient and developmentally disabled pediatric patient.
  • State the elements to consider in a pain assessment.
  • Describe the pain intensity scales commonly used in assessing children of various levels of development and function.
  • Delineate The Joint Commission Standards for pain assessment and management.
  • Discuss the role of critical judgment in assessing and managing pain.

Children's Hospital Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Note: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems.


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