Pain Management

This resource, composed of 10 clinical cases, assesses your knowledge of a pain management. On successful completion of this resource, you'll be provided with one hour of CPD.

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Resource Introduction

This educational resource, developed in conjunction with Dr Melanie Jefferson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff, delivers a series of self-assessment questions based around specific clinical scenarios testing the user on the typical aspects of pain management in a palliative setting.

Aims and Objectives

On completion of this resource, you should be able to:

  • Implement the principles underlying management of cancer pain in different clinical scenarios
  • Reflect upon the holistic management of patients and how it applies in daily clinical practice
  • Further develop your clinical decision making skills in the management of cancer pain
  • Correctly assess the potential causes of pain to enable development of the best treatment plan
  • Apply the WHO Analgesic ladder appropriately in the management of cancer pain
  • Become familiar with the principles and practice of opioid rotation
  • Consider the use of adjuvant drugs in the management of cancer pain
  • Clarify the role of non-pharmacological treatments in cancer pain management
  • Becoming familiar with the newer opioid preparations and how they may be best used
  • Adopt a holistic model for pain management