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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.3
Total Rating(s)68
Publish Date20 December 2016
Review Date08 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.

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
4.3
Total Rating(s)68
Publish Date20 December 2016
Review Date08 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

4.3

68 Total Rating(s)

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Emily Lynch
19 Feb 2019

Great presentation!

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Brydie Grossman
08 Feb 2019

Throughout the pretest and test your learning questions I was asked to answer questions regarding 'Kim', 'George' and 'Fred'. No information was provided at add context to the questions meaning you were unable to answer the questions adequately as no history or assessment data was given

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Heidi Smith
08 Feb 2019

Insightful and thorough. Very well presented, and easy to comprehend.

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Maria Millar
07 Feb 2019

Good basic overview of pain management

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mary susan delos reyes
06 Feb 2019

Good

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Bridget Dymond
04 Feb 2019

Informative

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Bridget Dymond
04 Feb 2019

Informative

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Sarah Middleton
04 Feb 2019

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Elizabeth Blucher
03 Feb 2019

I found the entire programme informative and interesting. The sections were short but to the point. It was pleasure to listen to the lecture.

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Margaret Shilton
30 Jan 2019

It was very informative and I benefitted by updating my skills