A. Professional Competencies and Educational Programs
This section includes materials
from previous Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) programs at the City of Hope and similar
programs including agendas, objectives, tests, and syllabi. Additional
resources include self-paced learning modules, pain management competency
packets and curriculum, treatment and training guidelines, and case conference
packets. These resources are available in various forms such as
interactive CD, videotapes, and bound copies.
measurement tools on Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes refer to
City of Hope Publications
Grant, M., Ferrell, B., Hanson, J. Sun, V., & Uman, G. (2012).The
enduring need for the Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) training program. Journal of
Cancer Education, 26(4), 598-603. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-011-0268-1.
Cohen, M., Ferrell, B. R., Vrabel, M., Visovsky, C.,
Schaefer, B. (2010).
What does it mean to be an oncology nurse? Reexamining the life cycle.
Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(5), 561-570. DOI:
Ferrell, B. R., Virani, R., Malloy, P., & Kelly, K. (2010).
The preparation of oncology nurses in palliative care. Seminars in
Oncology Nursing, 26(4), 259-265. DOI: 10.1016/j.soncn.2010.08.001.
Otis-Green, S., Ferrell, B., Spolum, M., Uman, G., Mullan,
P., Baird, P., Grant, M. (2009).
An overview of the ACE
project ~ Advocating for
clinical excellence: Transdisciplinary palliative care education. Journal of
Cancer Education, 24(2), 120-126. DOI: 10.1080/08858190902854616.
Piper, B. F.,
Borneman, T., Chih-Yi Sun, V., Koczywas, M., Uman, G., Ferrell, B. R., & James,
R. L. (2008).
Cancer-related fatigue: Role of oncology nurses in translating national
comprehensive cancer network assessment guidelines into practice.
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12(5), 37-47. DOI:
Paice, J., & Koczywas, M. (2008).
New standards and implications for improving
the quality of supportive oncology practice. Journal of Clinical Oncology,
26(23), 3824-3831. DOI:
Otis-Green, S., Lucas, S., Spolum. M., Ferrell, B. R.., & Grant,
Promoting excellence in pain management and palliative care for social workers.
Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 4(2), 120-134. DOI:
Assessment and Pharmacologic Management
C., & McCaffery, M. (2010). PA: Elsevier. ISBN #: 0323056962.
Nursing: Principles and Practice, 7th Edition
Yarbro, C. H.,
Gobel, B. H., & Wujcik, D.
Jones and Bartlett Publishers. ISBN #:
Pain: Clinical Manual, 2nd Edition
- McCaffery, M., & Pasero, C.
(1999). PA: Elsevier.
ISBN #: 081515609X.
Certification for Palliative Care Programs -
The Joint Commission
certification is designed to recognize hospital inpatient programs that
demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care in order to optimize
the quality of life for patients with serious illness. Palliative care involves
addressing physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs and facilitating
patient autonomy, access to information and choice.
Competency Guidelines for Cancer
Pain Management in Nursing Education and Practice - Wisconsin Cancer Pain
Creating Organizational Change Through the Pain Resource Nurse Program -
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Establishing a PRN program entails
conquering a number of management challenges and is an effective strategy in
creating organizational change to improve the state of pain control.
Developing Patient/Client Health Information - Calgary
Health Region, CAN
- This online manual was created to serve as a reference for busy
healthcare providers in developing attractive, informative and
easy to read materials to enhance patient learning.
Education Consortium (ELNEC) -
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
comprehensive national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses.
on Cancer Pain – International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Barriers to Cancer Pain Treatment
Epidemiology of Cancer Pain
Psychological Aspects of Cancer Pain
Interventions for Cancer Pain
Guidelines for Pain Case Conferences
& Guidelines for a Pain Conference for an Individual Patient -
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy – Tufts University
- An interdisciplinary
postgraduate education that sets the standard for pain
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Online Courses
- Achieving Cultural Competence to
Reduce Health Disparities in End of Life Care
End-of-Life Care: The Social Worker’s Role
Cancer: The Social Worker’s Role
Cancer Network (NCCN) Interactive CME
interactive learning includes presentation webcasts, streaming videos, podcasts,
and an audio library.
Nurses Self Paced Learning Module
on Pain Management - Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital, Santa Cruz, CA
- Learning module directed at nurses in the area of pain
Pain Management Certification for Nurses - American Nurses
Credentialing Center (ANCC), Baltimore, MD
collaborated with the American Society for Pain Management
Nursing (ASPMN) for the first nurse-focused pain management
certification available in the United States.
Pain Management Nursing Certification Preparation Course -
Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)
Certification Prep Course
- ASPMN has a variety of materials available for sale to assist you prepare to
take the pain management nursing exam.
Management Competency Packet - To assist preceptors to provide feedback to new
nurses on ability to assess and manage pain. These tools define the
competencies for clinical nurses in hospitals with a structured pain program.
- Pain Management Competency -
Developed by Nursing Research & Education at the City of Hope National Medical Center,
- Pain Management Competency -
Developed by the Patient Care Team at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics,
Pain Management: An Interactive
CD for Clinical Staff Development - Abbott Northwestern Hospital,
- A comprehensive pain management training tool based on
evidence-based procedures and JACHO guidelines with
6-7.2 hours of CEU
credits are available for nurses, physicians and pharmacists.
Pain Management Resources Packet - Margo McCaffery, RN, MS, FAAN
- Pain Management:
Assessment & Overview of Analgesics (CD) - Margo McCaffery, RN, MS, FAAN &
Chris Pasero, MS, RN
- Contemporary Issues in Pain Management
(Video) - This video series addresses the problems nurses encounter in daily
practice. Videos include Pain in Infants and Children, Pain in the Elderly and
the Physiology and Pharmacologic Management of Pain. Email:
- Pain: Clinical Manual, 2nd
Pain Management and
Pharmacologic Management -
Margo McCaffery, RN, MS, FAAN &
Chris Pasero, MS, RN
Self Learning Module
- Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA
self-learning module based on current standards of care in pain management.
interactive web community dedicated to finding treatments for untreatable pain
conditions and help researchers by improving information sharing, by fostering
new collaborations among researchers, and by raising interest in pain research
among a wider community of scientists and clinicians.
Pain Resource Nurse
(PRN) Training Program - City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Agenda and Objectives
for the 2014 PRN Training Program.
Nurse (PRN) Program Curriculum & Planning Guide
- The Resource Center,
- Implementation tool-kit
designed to assist clinicians/educators in hospital settings to coordinate and
implement a PRN Program as a means of improving the quality of pain management.
Resource Nurse Training Program Packet - University of Wisconsin Hospital and
Clinics, Madison, WI
- Privilege: Pain
Resource Nurse - Guidelines developed for job evaluation and performance
criteria to be utilized for annual review of the Pain Resource Nurse position.
- Pain Resource Nurse
Role: Description and Responsibilities - Purpose and Policy governing
description and responsibilities of the Pain Resource Nurse role.
- Pre-test - Pain Resource
Nurse Training Program - this 47 question post-test (complete with
answer sheet) is developed for the Pain Resource Nurse Training Program.
The Pain Community
build and strengthen an active, energized and diverse community of people
affected by pain by providing a foundation of support where education, wellness
information and advocacy are promoted.
Palliative Care/Pain Management
- Preceptorships, fellowships and pain training programs
for nurses, physicians and others.
Program in Palliative Care
Education and Practice - Harvard University
- Palliative care course offered at Harvard University for medical and nursing educators.
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health –
Institute of Medicine
IOM report is a thorough examination of the nursing workforce.
Their recommendations focus on the critical intersection between
the health needs of diverse, changing patient populations across
the lifespan and the actions of the nursing workforce.
Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing – American Society for Pain
A comprehensive guide to effective pain management in the healthcare setting and
a review of course material for passing the pain management certification.
Palliative Nurses Association
of California Board of Registered Nursing
Nurses Role in Pain Management
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February 16, 2015