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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.4
Total Rating(s)167
Publish Date20 December 2016
Review Date07 September 2019
Expiry Date20 December 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will provide an overview of the pathophysiology, types and signs and symptoms of pain, as well as what factors can influence pain, how to assess pain, and how pain differs in older adults and those with cognitive impairment.

Topics include:

  • Definition and pathophysiology of pain
  • Types of pain
  • Signs and symptoms of pain, and factors influencing pain
  • Pain assessment, including pain scales
  • Evaluating pain management

Target audience

All health professionals, but especially those who may administer opioids and analgesics, as part of the management of acute, chronic and post-surgical pain.

Purpose

Review underpinning pain concepts and fundamental assessment skills to support effective management of pain experienced by people in your care.

Need

Understanding basic concepts of pain can facilitate more effective patient-specific pain management interventions. In order to assist patients to meet their treatment goals, regardless of whether the pain is acute or chronic, it is vital that health professionals clearly understand evidenced-based knowledge about pain, and the patient's pain history and experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use knowledge about the pathophysiology, types, and uniqueness of pain, to facilitate effective pain management
  • Identify barriers that may interfere with effective pain assessment and subsequent treatment
  • Choose the appropriate tool for measuring pain and associated symptoms, to assess and reassess specific patients

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training, and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.4
Total Rating(s)167
Publish Date20 December 2016
Review Date07 September 2019
Expiry Date20 December 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Clinical Assessment
Pain Management
Medication Safety
Medications
Chronic Illness
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.4

167 Total Rating(s)

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Angela Machoka
20 May 2019

Knowledge gained and improved

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swapna Thottappillil Mathai
20 May 2019

improved my knowledge

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Dona Maria Jose
19 May 2019

very informative

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Katina Graham
18 May 2019

To review and learn to keep up to date with other therapys to medications.

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grazia Prochilo
16 May 2019

This was a great online learning experience

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Melanie Steer
15 May 2019

great information

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Charlotte Malloy
15 May 2019

Very good

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Angellika Galano
14 May 2019

Very helpful

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Alarna Marie Young
14 May 2019

Interesting resource, well put together and informative.

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Rosie Davis
14 May 2019

Although there was no new information what it did was reinforce my knowledge and made me think was I delivering care of the highest quality to clients or could I do better by looking at complimentary resource rather than just reaching for analgesia