December 5

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UC Davis Medical Center, ACSU Room G344
Capacity: 30

Class dates in red are full.

Course description

This course will address current methods of achieving pain management in the care of adult patients. Areas to be addressed include characteristics of pain, analgesics and dose ranges, patient advocacy, policy review and patient education. Epidural analgesia standards of practice will be covered, including patient assessment, documentation, and epidural pump use. Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) standards of practice will be covered, including patient assessment, documentation, and PCA pump use. Issues regarding pain management in special populations, such as neurologically impaired, substance abuse and palliative pain control, will be discussed. Appropriate selection, application, and documentation of pain assessment tools will be reviewed.

C.E. contact hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 6.75 contact hours.

The University of California, Davis Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 20 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.


Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form.

UC Davis employees

$25 registration deposit. Registration deposit is returned upon completion of class. Cancellation must be requested five days prior to class date to receive deposit refund.

This class is for UC Davis Health System employees only.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.


Parking is available in parking lots 4, 12 and 17 with a UC Davis parking permit. A daily permit is available for purchase for $6 from the kiosks in lots 14 (2nd Ave. & 45th St.) and 18 (49th St. & V St.).


Elizabeth Radsliff Nelson, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P.
Professional Development Specialist