Recognising and Reporting Pain: Home Care

by Altura Learning

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Course Description:

Pain can be a debilitating experience for the older person, affecting them both mentally and physically. This course explains how the learner can recognise the signs and symptoms of pain and assess appropriately.

This course explores what pain is and the different types of pain that the older person may experience. It guides the learner through communicative and protective pain behaviours that may indicate that the older people is experiencing pain, and provides a case study that demonstrates how to conduct a comprehensive pain assessment. Finally, it identifies a number of validated assessment tools the learner can use, based on the individual’s condition and cognitive status.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants should be able to

  • Define pain and identify different types of pain
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of pain in older people
  • Identify the assessment tools available to assess pain in older people
  • Identify when to report if someone is in pain

Who is this course appropriate for:

This course is appropriate for all Care and Nursing Staff.

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.

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