Non-Cancer Pain Management for New Mexico Advanced Practice Nurses

Mandatory Nursing CEU for New Mexico Advanced Practices Nurses (APRN).

This nursing continuing education course fulfills the requirement for 5 hours of CE on the management of noncancer pain for advanced practice nurses in New Mexico. Covers pain assessment, strategies and interventions for treating and managing pain, NM Board of Nursing rules for managing chronic pain with controlled substances, and issues related to opioid prescribing, use, abuse, and diversion.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be better prepared to manage pain based on evidence of its nature, sources, assessment, and interventions, and to consider issues related to opioid use. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include: 

  • Explain the experience and physiology of pain.

  • Outlines the elements of a comprehensive pain assessment. 

  • Describe pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions and self-management strategies. 

  • Discuss the issues of opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion and drug-seeking behaviors. 

  • List and explain the rules of the New Mexico Board of Nursing for prescriptive practices. 

  • Consider issues involved in pain management for palliative and end-of-life care. 

Additional Information

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 ANCC
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Contact Hours: 5

Available Credit

  • 5.00 ANCC


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This course is offered through Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc.

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