About this event

  • 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.

Topics include:

  • 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

Key speakers

Felicia Cox

Ms Felicia Cox

Head of Pain Services, Lead Nurse for Pain Management, Royal Brompton  and Harefield NHS Trust

Gill Chumbley

Dr Gillian Chumbley

Consultant Nurse, Pain Service, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Gillian Chumbley is the consultant nurse for the pain service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a visiting senior lecturer to the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, at Kings College.  She leads a team of highly educated nurses at Imperial, who manage both acute and chronic pain. Gillian has 25 years’ experience working in pain management and completed her PhD at St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2001.  She was awarded a post-doctoral research grant from the National Institute for Health Research in 2010.  Her current research interests are the use of ketamine in the prevention of chronic post-surgical pain, the appropriate use of opioids for persistent pain and the gut microbiome’s effect on the absorption of medicines and pain signalling. She is a member of the Pain Council at the Royal Society of Medicine. 

Suzanne Chapman

Ms Suzanne Chapman

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain Management, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
The assessment of pain

Ms Felicia Jane Cox, Lead Nurse, Head of Pain Services, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London

Managing pain with medications

Dr Gillian Chumbley, Consultant Nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Advanced techniques in managing pain

Ms Suzanne Chapman, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain Management, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Expert panel – audience discussion ‘Barriers to successful pain management’
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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