Experts review the pharmacological targets for pain management and discuss the newest trends in chronic pain therapy, from drawing on cross species knowledge and the concept of using spontaneous disease models in animals to facilitate analgesic development in human medicine.
- Date and time Fri 18 Oct 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by Pain Medicine, Royal College of Nursing
Explore how to assess pain, understand how pain medications work and review advanced techniques such as epidurals, local anaesthetic infusions and patient-controlled analgesia.
This meeting provides an opportunity to hear three highly experienced speakers in the field of pain management talk about the basic principles of managing pain. Delegates will be given time to discuss any barriers to pain management they have encountered and the speakers’ experiences in overcoming these problems.
This event is perfect for nurses and allied health professionals who have an interest in pain management or have just started a career in pain management.
- Understand how to assess a patient’s pain
- Understand how to assess pain in patients with impaired cognition such as dementia
- Why it is important to manage pain and the consequences if we fail to manage pain effectively
- How non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids work
- The common side-effects of NSAIDs and opioids
- Understand how these medications are combined in practice
- The differences between common advanced techniques used in pain management, such as patient-controlled analgesia, epidural and local anaesthetic infusions
- The barriers to effective pain management and how to overcome them
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