About the CPD short course
This short course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.
Who should attend?
This short course is designed to update and increase the nurse’s knowledge of pain assessment. The short course will cover physiological pathways of pain and address their significance in relation to acute, chronic and cancer pain. It will also include strategies that can be used for assessing pain and the effective alleviation of individual experiences of pain.
Date and location
We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications.
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|RN member $327.00||RN non-member $385.00|
|EN member $269.00||EN non-member $327.00|
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- identify the physiological aspects of pain and pain pathways
- discuss the combinations of pharmacological therapies in the management of pain
- explain the modes of action of analgesics and how they affect different types of pain
- review non-pharmacological strategies to manage pain
- demonstrate the use of pain assessment tools
- demonstrate effective management of acute and chronic pain
- discuss the implications of cancer pain
- explain how psychological factors impact pain and how this affects the patient and family.
Registration and welcome
What is pain?
Assessment of pain
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management – part one
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management – part two
Chronic pain management and advanced pain modalities
IV access and pain management
Close day one
Palliative care and EOL issues
Wound pain management
PCA/epidurals/opiate infusions – side effects and complications
Aged care and pain management
Paediatric pain management
Psychological aspects of pain – the multidisciplinary approach
Evaluation and finish