Pain Management Certification for Nurses
Pain management certification is a new option available to licensed, registered nurses beginning next month. According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, pain management nurses must have “…a thorough understanding of the science of pain. [They] are also experts in pain assessment, treatment, side effects and the important aspects of educating the patient and family.” The credentialing center says that more nurses are interested in this certification than any other in recent history.
This is a huge step! It means that some of the efforts of the Decade of Pain Control and Research campaign are paying off.