Pain Management in Adult Patients

Author: Gavin Lloyd / Editors: Steve Fordham, Jon Jones / Reviewer: David Leverton, Gavin Lloyd / Code: CC2, CC3 / Published: 15/07/2023

In this session you will cover the pathophysiology of pain, the use of pain assessment tools and typical analgesic agents used in the Emergency Department (ED). The session also proposes appropriate strategies for addressing patients pain and how to modify these for special patient groups.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of pain
  • Use a variety of pain assessment tools
  • Contrast the properties of typical analgesic agents used in emergency medicine
  • Propose appropriate strategies for addressing patients’ pain
  • Modify the analgesia treatment plan for special patient groups


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