Education & CPD

ONLINE - Fundamentals of Pain Management


* These prices include online discounts - prices may be higher if booked over the phone or in person.

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  •   Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 19 October 2021 10:00
  •   Start: Tuesday, 19 October 2021 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 19 October 2021 13:00
  •   Location: The Education Room, Online Webinar


This short online pain management programme for nurses and midwives will promote critical thinking and a safe and systematic approach in the assessment and management of pain.  It will demonstrate how to recognise and differentiate patient’s pain more confidently, through understanding the concepts, meaning and classification of pain.  Participants will learn skills in the early recognition and treatment of pain to help enhance patient comfort, well-being and recovery from illness, injury and surgery.  
At the end participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the pathophysiology of nociceptive and neuropathic pain
    2. Select and describe the use of appropriate pain assessment tools for use with varying patient populations
    3. Discuss the main components of a pain-focused physical assessment
    4. Articulate a clear rationale for the safe use of specific pharmacologic interventions for acute and chronic pain
    5. Describe the effective use of the analgesic ladder to treat acute and chronic pain
  • Tuesday, 19 October 2021

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  •   Location: The Education Room, Online Webinar
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