Pain Assessment and Management of Adult Across the Lifespan (for APRNs)

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This course provides the advanced practice nurse with the essential palliative care skills necessary to assess and manage pain in adults with serious illnesses.

The APRN will learn pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management, and the application of evidence-based principles in prescribing and de-prescribing medications, ordering diagnostic tests and recommending treatments. With the goal of improving physical well-being, functionality, and quality of life; validated symptom and functional assessment tools, treatment options and guidelines appropriate to the care of adults are identified. 

Can be taken individually or as part of the Healthcare: Palliative Care certificate program.

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Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists


Dr. Kathleen Broglio

Kathleen Broglio is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Nurse Practitioner in Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  Her research has included:  prevalence of opioid risk in oncology; cannabis use in palliative medicine; implementation of opioid management guidelines in the palliative care setting; and interprofessional education in palliative and hospice. Kathleen’s clinical care focuses on complex pain management and treatment of substance use disorder in patients with serious illness.  She mentors colleagues locally, regionally and nationally on the treatment of pain in the setting of risks for opioid use and substance use disorder. Her experience includes acute and chronic pain management; and acute, ambulatory, and home-based palliative care.

She received her Bachelors in Economics from the University of Maryland, her Bachelor of Nursing from University of Hawaii, a Masters in Nursing from University of Washington, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from New York University.  She completed a palliative care fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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