Obstetrical Nursing: Pain Control

Program Date: 10 August 2017
Publication Date: 2013
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours

Course Description:

Labor is the apt term to describe the birthing process, which is laborious and painful. This course describes how the body responds to pain during labor, and provides a detailed overview of the different pain relief techniques and medications that are available.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss how the body responds to pain during the stages of labor
  • Define various non-pharmacologic methods of pain relief for the mother
  • Discuss the different types of medication and regional anesthesia that can be used to reduce pain during labor
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of different pain relief methods
  • Compare the effects of different types of pain relief medications on both the mother and fetus
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 20 Minutes
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