Online Program

What if They Can’t Tell Us: Pain Assessment for Students with Complex Conditions and Disabilities



Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1.0


1.  Understand the prevalence and occurrence of pain in the population of students with Individualized Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs).
2.  List three ways in which students with IDDs display pain that is different than ways in which neurotypical students may display pain.
3.  Name seven methods of pain assessment that may be helpful in the school setting.
4.  Identify three methods of pain assessment most helpful for the population of students with IDDs.

Brenna Pic new Dr. Morse is a faculty member of the Solomont School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Lowell and the current president of the National Board for Certification of School Nurses. She has earned board certification as a family nurse practitioner, certified nurse educator, pain management nurse, and nationally certified school nurse. Dr. Morse has been studying pain in children with complex conditions for over a decade. Her current project involves developing pain trainings for health care professionals so we may readily identify and treat pain in children and form meaningful partnerships with their families and caregivers.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2016U018

Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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