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Cover image for lecture: Holistic Assessment of Pain in a Traumatised Older Person

Lecture Overview

Assessing an older person who is experiencing pain as a result of trauma can be challenging. However, without that critical holistic assessment it is not possible to effectively help to the manage pain. This session will look at assessment tools for determining acute pain and chronic pain in a variety of situations.


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Dale Long

Dale Long is a Registered Nurse who has worked in various cancer care, palliative care, and pain management roles in inpatient and domiciliary settings for the past 25 years in both Victoria and Queensland. She is an experienced presenter with a strong commitment to educating nurses to improve the quality of pain management delivered to patients. Dale is a member of the Australian Pain Society. See Educator Profile


43 Total Rating(s)
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Louise Hogan
05 Mar 2020

Interesting and thought provoking.

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Jenny Turton
11 Feb 2020

Great learning, helped to solidify known knowledge and new knowledge gained.

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Thomas Mann
04 Jun 2019

Very interesting

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Tanya Clinton
17 May 2019

This resource was very informative on different levels as it showed how nurses behave towards people who idenify pain and for those who cant. It showed me different types of pain scoring that will be very useful for me inthe future. i will be revisiting this lecture again

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08 May 2019

very lively presentation

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Ze Liu
11 Apr 2019

pain is prevalent in aged group, can cause imbalance neuropathic pain is not best to be treated by morphine only. ask the patient about how to manage about their pain before giving? ask about the pain, not just looking find the pain and underlying reason is important mobility, social behavior, appetite, temper could be a sign of pain Objective: tachycardia, sweating, pallor, reduce mobility, coughing, guarding behavior Palliative or provocative factor: better or worse Quality: neuropathic pain is burning , shooting and stabbing Region and radiation Severity: how bad Time: same time, what time in the day Understanding: know why have pain Value: what is the goal for pain management if someone always complaint of pain, do obs and ask patient how to manage

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Jonesie Maureen Pama
30 Nov 2018

Very good

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Lesley Hoye
31 Oct 2018

Thank you. Reinforces all previous knowledge and encourages reflection on own and colleagues actions, understanding and commitment

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annabel jane rogers
30 May 2018

very useful. I can apply what I learnt in the aged care facility where I work.

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Stephen Dunk
30 May 2018

an interesting area