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 you on the typical aspects of pain management in a palliative setting.
Once you complete the module - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% - you'll be awarded with a downloadable 1 hour CPD Certificate, which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.
On completion of this module, you will 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