Patient Assessment and Monitoring. Medcom, 2015. 21 minutes. The nurse has an important role in caring for patients who receive moderate, or procedural, sedation before, during, and after diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This program focuses on intravenous administration of moderate, or procedural sedation as this route shortens recovery times and reduces risk for patients having minor surgery and endoscopic procedures.
Medcom, 2015. 26 min. This program describes psycho-physiological factors and other elements involved in the pain process. It describes the techniques of a thorough pain assessment, and identifies outcomes needed for an effective pain management program.
Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2015), 22 mins This second program in the four part pain series will examine the three major groups of medications used to treat and manage pain: non-opioids, opioids, and adjuvants. It will also examine pain's etiology and expected treatment cycle. Using this approach, it classifies pain as: acute, chronic non-malignant, and chronic malignant.
(Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2015), 20 mins This program examines the patient's pain experiences and shows how these experiences impact the caregiver's pain management strategies. In addition, complimentary treatment modalities commonly used in comprehensive pain management programs are examined. Complimentary pain treatment refers to the use of non-pharmacological treatments for relieving or reducing pain.
(Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2015), 23 mins This last of four programs on pain management will examine the development of pain management programs for special populations: those who deny their pain, those not fully conscious, those with dementia, and age-specific groups from neonates to the elderly.