Pain Management: Analgesics
There are a variety of analgesics available to support pain management in aged care. This course presents the different types of analgesics and how to optimise and evaluate their effectiveness.
It also looks at what pain is and how it is classified. It discusses the elements of an effective pain assessment and uses a case study to apply the principles of pain management to the residential care setting.
This course also includes a downloadable learning guide that contains key definitions and additional information about analgesics. You can use this to support your learning as you view the videos.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Define pain and pain management and identify different classifications of pain
- Recognise how to assess pain
- Identify the different types of analgesics and recognise how to use them effectively to treat pain
- Describe how to evaluate and modify the effectiveness of analgesic therapy
Who is this course appropriate for:
This course is appropriate for Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Care Workers and Management
Continuing Professional Development Hours:
Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.
You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions. If you wish to extend your learning and earn up to an additional 7 CPD hours, you may download the extension exercise which is attached to this course.
View the trailer below to preview the course: