The best 100% online university program to update you on the most effective guidelines to address pain from the role of Nursing"

According to statistics, pain is the second cause of consultation in Primary Care. The multiple representations that it can present, as well as the diverse causes that can be provoking it, sometimes make early diagnosis difficult and, therefore, delay the application of treatment for its relief. This is why medical and nursing protocols contemplate an extensive list of clinical strategies to determine what is happening to the patient and, therefore, establish therapeutic guidelines to help alleviate their discomfort and restore their quality of life.

Thanks to the advances that have been made in this field, more and better tools are becoming available for clinical triage, facilitating the practice for healthcare professionals and giving them the possibility of establishing more accurate and effective diagnostic guidelines. And so that specialists can learn in detail the developments that have arisen in their profession, TECH and its team of experts in the field have developed this Professional Master’s Degree in Pain Management for Nursing.

It is an educational experience that gathers the latest information related to the different representations of pain according to symptoms and causes: postoperative, oncologic and non-oncologic, musculoskeletal, etc. In addition, it places special emphasis on its management in different patients (children, adults and the elderly), through the exhaustive knowledge of the psychological skills that have shown the best results to date. Finally, the graduate will be able to implement the most innovative rehabilitation strategies in their practice, as well as the evaluation guidelines to determine the effectiveness of the therapy over time.

All this 100% online and through 1,500 hours of the best theoretical, practical and additional material, to which you will have access in its entirety from the beginning of the program. And so that the specialist can perfectly combine the course of this program with their clinical practice, they will be able to access the Virtual Campus whenever they want, without schedules or face-to-face classes, studying an educational program tailored to their needs.

You will be able to delve into new developments related to chronic non-cancer pain and its recommended nursing techniques"

This Professional Master’s Degree in Pain Management for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date educational program on the market. Its most notable features are:

  • The development of case studies presented by experts in Clinical Nursing
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

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The program’s teaching staff includes professionals from the sector who contribute their work experience to this program, as well as renowned specialists from leading societies and prestigious universities.

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive knowledge programmed to learn in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this purpose, the student will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts.

You will learn more about the novelties related to pain intervention and evaluation techniques through a specific module dedicated to it"

No schedules or face-to-face classes. A tailor-made educational experience that adapts to your needs and those of the clinical sector"


The structure of the contents has been designed by a team of professionals from the best educational centers and universities in the country, aware of the current relevance of innovative training, and committed to quality teaching through new educational technologies.

A comprehensive teaching program, structured in well-developed teaching units, oriented towards efficient and swift learning that is compatible with your personal and professional life"

Module 1. General Concepts of Pain for Nursing

1.1. Concept of Pain and its Evolution in Time
1.2. Etiology of Pain

1.2.1. Nociceptive Pain 
1.2.2. Neuropathic Pain 
1.2.3. Psychogenic Pain

1.3. Classification

1.3.1. According to Seasonality
1.3.2. According to Intensity
1.3.3. According to Location: Somatic and Visceral
1.3.4. According to Course

1.4. Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology of Pain
1.5. Pathophysiology of Pain

1.5.1. Neurophysiological Processes Involved in Pain

1.6. Complementary Tests for the Diagnosis of Pain

1.6.1. Nerve Conduction Velocity Study Electromyography Thermography Brain Evoked Potentials Functional MRI Somatosensory Quantitative Thermal Test

1.7. Clinical History and Physical Examination of the Patient with Pain

1.7.1. Medical History
1.7.2. Pain Intensity Rating Scales

1.8. Interventional Pain Techniques

1.8.1. Epidural Infiltrations
1.8.2. Intradural Administration of Drugs Radiofrequency Neurolytic Blocks Neurostimulation

1.9. Use of Analgesics and Pharmacology

1.9.1. Basic Principles
1.9.2. OMS Ladder and Analgesic Elevator 
1.9.3. Drugs: Non-opioids, Opioids and Coadjuvants

1.10. Future of Pain Assessment and Treatment

1.10.1. Development of New Analgesic Drugs
1.10.2. Development of Alternative Analgesic Drug Delivery Systems for Infusion Pumps
1.10.3. Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Pain

Module 2. Acute and Postoperative Pain for Nursing

2.1. Types of Acute Pain
2.2. Acute Pain Units

2.2.1. Infrastructure
2.2.2. Care Models

2.3. Nursing Intervention in Acute Color

2.3.1. Assessment in Acute Pain
2.3.2. Pharmacological Interventions for Acute Pain
2.3.3. Non-pharmacological Interventions for Acute Pain

2.4. Postoperative Acute Pain

2.4.1. Definition
2.4.2. Incidence and Prevalence of Acute Postoperative Pain
2.4.3. Evaluation of Acute Postoperative Pain

2.5. Treatment of Postoperative Pain

2.5.1. Prevention of Post-surgical Pain
2.5.2. Types of Treatment for Post-surgical Pain
2.5.3. Medical Treatment
2.5.4. Non-pharmacological Treatment

2.6. Surgical Patient Safety
2.7. Postoperative Morbidity

2.7.1. Causes: Pain and Interventionism
2.7.2. Solutions

2.8. Surgical Nursing and Pain

2.8.1. Topic Update
2.8.2. Protocols and Interventions Evaluated

2.9. Perioperative Nursing in Anxiety and Pain
2.10. Latest Trends and Improvements in Acute Pain Management for Nurses

2.10.1. Innovation in Acute Pain
2.10.2. Innovation in Postoperative Pain

Module 3. Chronic Oncologic Pain for Nursing

3.1. The Oncology Patient and Pain

3.1.1. Pathophysiology
3.1.2. Main Causes of Pain in the Oncologic Patient

3.2. Types of Pain

3.2.1. Signs and Symptoms
3.2.2. According to the Time of Evolution
3.2.3. According to Its Pathophysiological Mechanism
3.2.4. According to Etiology

3.3. Nursing Assessment and Evolution of Pain

3.3.1. Anamnesis of Pain
3.3.2. Clinical and Psychological Examination
3.3.3. Pain Measurement Scales and Questionnaires
3.3.4. Diagnostic tests

3.4. Procedures and Treatments of the Cancer Patient Causing Pain for Nurses

3.4.1. Chemotherapy.
3.4.2. Biological Techniques and Immunotherapy
3.4.3. Hormone Therapy
3.4.4. Radiotherapy
3.4.5. Surgery

3.5. Cancer-Related Fatigue

3.5.1. Etiology
3.5.2. Risk Factors
3.5.3. Signs and Symptoms

3.6. Medical Treatment

3.6.1. Analgesic Scale
3.6.2. Adjuvant Drugs
3.6.3. Bisphosphonates
3.6.4. Side effects:
3.6.5. Route of Administration
3.6.6. Palliative Care

3.7. Invasive or Special Analgesic Techniques

3.7.1. Nerve Blocker
3.7.2. Neurostimulation
3.7.3. Surgical intervention
3.7.4. Radiotherapy
3.7.5. Palliative Chemotherapy.
3.7.6. Physical Therapies
3.7.7. Psychological Therapy

3.8. Integrative Medicine for Nursing

3.8.1. Massage, Acupuncture
3.8.2. Yoga, Meditation

3.9. Identifying Oncologic Emergencies through Pain

3.9.1. Signs and Symptoms Related to Oncologic Emergencies

3.10. Nursing Care Plan

3.10.1. Nursing Assessment
3.10.2. Nursing Diagnosis
3.10.3. NOC/NIC

Module 4. Chronic Non-oncologic Pain for Nursing

4.1. Introduction

4.1.1. Definition of Chronic Pain
4.1.2. Description of Chronic Non-oncologic Pain

4.2. Epidemiology of Chronic Non-oncologic Pain

4.2.1. Who Suffers Pain?
4.2.2. Consequences of Pain

4.3. Aetioathogenesis

4.3.1. Nociceptive Pain
4.3.2. Somatic Pain
4.3.3. Visceral Pain
4.3.4. Neuropathic Pain

4.4. Neuropathic Pain

4.4.1. Trigeminal Neuralgia
4.4.2. Postherpetic Neuralgia
4.4.3. Diabetic Neuralgia
4.4.4. Ilioinguinal Neuralgia

4.5. Phantom Limb Pain

4.5.1. Definition
4.5.2. Clinical Manifestations
4.5.3. Etiology
4.5.4. Nursing Recommendations

4.6. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

4.6.1. Definition
4.6.2. Prevalence
4.6.3. Causes and Classifications
4.6.4. Triggering Factors
4.6.5. Treatment
4.6.6. Nursing Recommendations

4.7. Central Pain Syndrome

4.7.1. Definition
4.7.2. Etiology
4.7.3. Epidemiology
4.7.4. Clinical Manifestations
4.7.5. Treatment
4.7.6. Nursing Recommendations

4.8. Headaches

4.8.1. Types
4.8.2. Microbiological
4.8.3. Secondary Headaches
4.8.4. Nursing Recommendations

4.9. Other Syndromes

4.9.1. Chronic Pancreatitis.
4.9.2. Coccygodynia
4.9.3. Prostatodynia
4.9.4. Vulvodynia

4.10. Pain Unit

4.10.1. Nursing Competencies
4.10.2. Organization of the Pain Unit
4.10.3. Functions of the Nursing Team
4.10.4. Nursing Intervention in Some Techniques

Module 5. Pain in Children for Nursing

5.1. Basic Concepts of Pain 

5.1.1. Concept 
5.1.2. Epidemiology
5.1.3. Neurophysiology of Pain
5.1.4. Pain Neuropathology
5.1.5. Influencing Factors
5.1.6. False beliefs

5.2. Pain Classification Forms of Expression of Pain According to the Child's Developmental Stages

5.2.1. Types of Pain: Pathophysiological, Duration, Aetiological, Anatomical
5.2.2. Pain According to the Evolutionary Stages of the Child
5.2.3. Consequences of Pain in Children

5.3. Pain Assessment (I)

5.3.1. Behavioral Methods
5.3.2. Physiological Methods

5.4. Pain Assessment (II)

5.4.1. Self-Assessment Methods: Projective, Structured Interviews, and Scales

5.5. Pharmacological Treatment of Pain in Children
5.6. Non-pharmacological Treatment of Pain in Children
5.7. Pain in the Neonate
5.8. Pain in the Oncologic Child
5.9. Pain in the Hospitalized Child Related Techniques
5.10. Pain in Children Undergoing Intensive Care

Module 6. Musculoskeletal Pain for Nursing

6.1. Introduction and Concepts

6.1.1. Concept of Musculoskeletal Pain
6.1.2. Epidemiology and Impact of the Processes
6.1.3. Pathophysiology
6.1.4. Clinical Characteristics
6.1.5. Classification

6.2. Nurse Assessment of Pain

6.2.1. Verbal Evaluation Methods
6.2.2. Behavioral Evaluations
6.2.3. Physiological Measurements

6.3. Inflammatory Pain

6.3.1. Features
6.3.2. Epidemiology
6.3.3. Inflammatory Arthropathies

6.4. Mechanical Pain

6.4.1. Features
6.4.2. Epidemiology
6.4.3. Degenerative Arthropathies
6.4.4. Soft Tissue Alteration

6.5. Musculoskeletal Pain in Bone Diseases

6.5.1. Characteristics of Bone Diseases
6.5.2. Epidemiology
6.5.3. Pain in Osteoporosis
6.5.4. Pain in Paget’s Disease
6.5.5. Osteoarticular Pain

6.6. Musculoskeletal Pain due to Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

6.6.1. Definition of Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
6.6.2. Epidemiology
6.6.3. Classification
6.6.4. Pain Due to Metabolic and Endocrine Disturbances

6.7. Pain of Muscular Origin

6.7.1. Introduction
6.7.1. Features
6.7.2. Epidemiology
6.7.3. Myofascial Pain
6.7.4. Fibromyalgia

6.8. Musculoskeletal Pain in Connective Tissue Diseases

6.8.1. Definition in Connective Tissue Diseases
6.8.2. Epidemiology
6.8.3. Classification
6.8.4. Pain in Connective Tissue Diseases

6.9. Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain

6.9.1. Oral Treatments
6.9.2. Topical treatment
6.9.3. Nerve Blocks and Infiltration Techniques
6.9.4. Radiofrecuency Techniques
6.9.5. Neuromodulation Techniques

6.10. Roles of the Nurse in the Management of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Pain

Module 7. Psychological Approach to Pain for Nursing

7.1. Communication with the Patient (Nursing Perspective)

7.1.1. Importance of Good Communication with the Patient
7.1.2. Types of Communication
7.1.3. Communication Improvements

7.2. Psychological Aspects of Pain, Psychological Problems

7.2.1. Anxiety
7.2.2. Depression
7.2.3. Insomnia
7.2.4. Low Self-Esteem.

7.3. Psychological Aspects of Pain, Personal Relationship Problems

7.3.1. With Family
7.3.2. With the Partner
7.3.3. Sexuality
7.3.4. Voluntary Isolation

7.4. Psychological Aspects of Pain

7.4.1. Quality of Life: Decrease in Physical Activity, Lack of Independence, Decrease in Leisure & Entertainment
7.4.2. Economic Problems: Sick Leave, Health Care Costs, Disability, etc.

7.5. Coping with Pain: Relaxation

7.5.1. Types of Relaxation
7.5.2. Relaxation Training

7.6. Coping with Pain: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment I
7.7. Coping with Pain: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment II
7.8. Coping with Pain: Clinical Hypnosis
7.9. Coping with Pain

7.9.1. Biofeedback
7.9.2. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
7.9.3. Emotional Writing

7.10. Coping with Pain

7.10.1. Mindfulness
7.10.2. New Technologies

Module 8. Approach to Pain from Rehabilitation and Physical Activity for Nursing

8.1. Introduction to Pain

8.1.1. Introduction to Pain
8.1.2. Definition of Pain
8.1.3. Pain Models
8.1.4. Clinical Implications of Each Model

8.2. Introduction to Clinical Reasoning

8.2.1. Definition of Clinical Reasoning
8.2.2. Clinical Reasoning Models
8.2.3. Hypothesis Categories

8.3. Pathobiological Mechanisms of Pain

8.3.1. Mature Organism Model
8.3.2. Input: Nociceptive Pain
8.3.3. Inflammatory Pain
8.3.4. Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
8.3.5. Processing: Maladaptive Pain
8.3.6. Output: Organism Response

8.4. Nociceptive Pain

8.4.1. Clinical Characteristics
8.4.2. Characteristics of Tissues
8.4.3. Healing Capacity
8.4.4. Basic Principles of Treatment
8.4.5. Clinical Implications

8.5. Neuropathic Pain

8.5.1. Clinical Features: Negative Signs vs. Positive Symptoms
8.5.2. Physiology of Nerve Injury Prognosis Principles of Treatment

8.6. Complex Chronic Pain

8.6.1. Clinical Characteristics
8.6.2. Pain Identifiers
8.6.3. Theories of Complex Chronic Pain
8.6.4. Specificity vs. Peripheral Pattern
8.6.5. Neuromatrix Theory
8.6.6. Organizational Theory
8.6.7. Dynamic Connectome Theory

8.7. Risk Factors for Chronicity

8.7.1. Psychosocial Factors
8.7.2. Social and Cultural Factors

8.8. Fear of Movement

8.8.1. Fear-Avoidance Model

8.9. Treatment

8.9.1. Manual Therapy
8.9.2. Educational
8.9.3. Exercise

8.10. Treatment of Complex Chronic Pain

8.10.1. Pain Education
8.10.2. Gradual Exposure to Motion
8.10.3. Behavioral Changes

Module 9. Assessment and Nursing Intervention in Pain

9.1. Standardized Nursing Assessment

9.1.1. Assessment as a Phase of Nursing Methodology
9.1.2. The Nursing Assessment Process
9.1.3. Assessment According to Functional Patterns of Health
9.1.4. Valuation According to Basic Human Needs

9.2. The Importance of Pain Assessment: The Fifth Sense

9.2.1. Pain as a Multidimensional Experience
9.2.2. Nursing Knowledge and Beliefs about Pain
9.2.3. Barriers to Good Pain Management

9.3. Localized Pain Assessment Protocol

9.3.1. Medical History
9.3.2. Medical and Surgical History
9.3.3. Family and Social Background
9.3.4. Psychiatric History
9.3.5. History of Pain
9.3.6. Physical Exploration
9.3.7. Explore Knowledge and Beliefs about Pain
9.3.8. Pain Reassessment

9.4. Pain Assessment Scales (I): Unidimensional and Multidimensional Scales

9.4.1. One-Dimensional Scales
9.4.2. Multidimensional Scales

9.5. Pain Assessment Scales (II): Special Situations

9.5.1. For Patients Unable to Speak
9.5.2. For Patients with Dementia

9.6. Comprehensive Assessment of Human Responses to Pain

9.6.1. Breathing
9.6.2. Feeding
9.6.3. Elimination
9.6.4. Mobilization
9.6.5. Rest and Sleep
9.6.6. Dressing and Undressing
9.6.7. Temperature
9.6.8. Hygiene and Skin Condition
9.6.9. Security/Safety
9.6.10. Communication/Relationship
9.6.11. Beliefs/Religion
9.6.12. Learning
9.6.13. Self-Realization
9.6.14. Leisure

9.7. Nursing Care Plan for Pain (I)
9.8. Nursing Care Plan for Pain (II)
9.9. Non-Pharmacological Management of Pain

9.9.1. Physical Measurements
9.9.2. Environmental Measures
9.9.3. Measures for the Promotion of Psychological Comfort
9.9.4. Measures to Aid Coping

9.10. Health Education for the Patient and Family

9.10.1. Individual
9.10.2. Group
9.10.3. Community

Module 10. Epidemiology and Public Health for Nursing

10.1. Concept of Public Health

10.1.1. Definition of Public Health
10.1.2. Acute Pain and Public Health
10.1.3. Chronic Pain and Public Health
10.1.4. Oncologic Pain and Public Health

10.2. Health Policies in Relation to Pain

10.2.1. Plan for the Improvement of Pain Care in the Spanish NHS

10.3. Demographics of Pain
10.4. Gender and Pain

10.4.1. Women and Chronic Pain
10.4.2. Social Impact of Pain in Women
10.4.3. Woman and Chronic Disease

10.5. Epidemiology of Cancer Pain

10.5.1. Current Epidemiology of Oncological Pain
10.5.2. Social and Economical Consequences

10.6. Epidemiology of Chronic Pain

10.6.1. Current Epidemiology of Chronic Pain
10.6.2. Social and Economic Consequences

10.7. Epidemiology of Acute Pain

10.7.1. Current Epidemiology of Acute Pain
10.7.2. Social and Economic Consequences

10.8. Bioethics of Pain

10.8.1. Bioethics General concepts
10.8.2. Bioethics and Chronic Pain
10.8.3. Bioethical Implications in Pain Management

10.9. Health Promotion

10.9.1. Promoting Community Health
10.9.2. Hospital Measures to Promote Health in Chronic Patients
10.9.3. Associative Movement and Health Promotion

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