Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Classification, Assessment and Management of Acute and Chronic Pain

This CPD programme provides registered nurses and midwives with knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the assessment and management of acute and chronic pain. The content focuses on the epidemiology, classification and physiology of pain, the impact of pain on the patient, pain assessment and the medication used in pain management.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the assessment and management acute and chronic pain.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to assessment and management of acute and chronic pain.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the epidemiology, classification and physiology of pain.
  • Critically discuss and identify the difference between acute and chronic pain and the impact on the patient.
  • Critically discuss the assessment of acute and chronic pain, incorporating assessment tools.
  • Critically discuss the medication utilised in pain management.
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