Approach To Pain Relief For Surgical Patients
Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD
Duration: 8 hour(s)
This flexi CPD series on pain management leads through why pain relief is so important, the pain pathway, multimodal analgesic plans, constant rate infusions, local anaesthesia blocks, the impact of analgesia on anaesthesia, pain assessment methods and ends with some surgical case examples. The tutorials are focussed on the surgical candidate but also give information to provide analgesic considerations for the conscious patient. You will finish this course understanding how and why to assess, consider, plan and re-assess your patient to provide the best method of analgesia for them.
Module 1: An Overview of Pain
What is pain?
Why is analgesia important?
The pain pathway
Acute and chronic pain
Module 2: Systemic Analgesia
Drug choices – NSAIDs, opioids, paracetamol, local anaesthetics, alpha 2 agonists, NMDA antagonists
Multi-modal analgesia plans
Constant rate infusions
Effects of analgesia on anaesthesia
Module 3: Local Analgesia
Local anaesthetic agents
Assessment of pain responses
Module 4: Clinical Cases
Analgesia considerations in common surgeries: Neutering, Dentistry, Foreign body removal / exploratory laparotomy, GDV, Caesarean section, Enucleation, Forelimb and hindlimb surgery
The course will be available immediately following purchase, with unlimited lifetime access and will provide a total of 8 hours of CPD (UK), or 8 points (Australia and New Zealand).
Tutor: Liza Ebeck
Date: On demand
Cost: £150 +vat
Length: Unlimited lifetime access
CPD: 8 hours / 8 points (AUS/NZ)
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