Nurse Coaching: The Crucial Tool Missing From the Pain Tool Box
Course of the Month - January 2023
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This CE activity was recorded for the 2022 AANP National Conference.
|January 31, 2023 (11:55 p.m. CT)|
|Content Expires:||December 31, 2023 (11:55 p.m. CT)|
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
| This activity includes closed captioning.|
This activity is free for AANP members
from 1/1/2023 - 1/31/2023.
|Delivery Note: The content for this activity was previously presented during the 2022 AANP National Conference. If you already completed the content of this activity while attending the live or virtual conference, you should not complete this content a second time. Learners should only complete ONE delivery-method to earn credit. Completing multiple delivery options for the same activity is considered duplicate credit for the same content and will not be accepted by regulatory bodies.|Overview The chronicity of pain can present challenges both for the patient and the NP providing care. There are only so many options for the management of chronic pain and patients can become easily frustrated with the interference of pain in their lives and the lack of further treatment options. This can lead to patient catastrophizing and ambivalence which in turn results in the patient assuming a passive role in their management. Nurse coaching interventions can help break this cycle through challenging the patient’s limited self-perception and partnering with the patient to set goals. These interventions include appreciative inquiry, motivational interviewing, developing discrepancy, rolling with resistance and powerful questioning. This coaching approach is different than the traditional medical model and involves skills that may be new to the NP. Like any other nursing skills, they can be learned and mastered with practice leading to improved NP satisfaction and improved patient outcomes. By utilizing the nurse coaching approach, patient suffering can decrease even if the pain level does not. It can help empower the patient to live a meaningful life despite their chronic pain.
- Define what nurse coaching is and how it differs from the traditional medical model.
- Identify 3 benefits of coaching interventions in patients with chronic pain.
- Describe 1 coaching technique that can be used with patients to identify goals.
Megan Filoramo, APN-C, IHWNC-BC, AP-PMN
Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
The speaker has the following disclosures:
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
- Speaker bureau for Salix Pharmaceuticals: opioid induced constipation
- Speaker bureau for Nevro: neuromodulation/ spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain
- Founder and Coach: Nursing Beyond the Job LLC: nurse coaching for burnout
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