Epidural (Adult)

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Theoretical and practical aspects of general pain management, pain assessment, multimodal analgesia, PCA and epidural delivery.

    • Revise the pain mechanism
    • Discuss the aim and importance of pain assessment and the challenges in assessing pain in particular groups of patients
    • Discuss pain management strategies, including multimodal analgesia
    • To develop skills necessary for managing patients on PCA and epidural infusions
    • Define PCA and epidural infusions
    • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of PCA and epidural infusions
    • Understand the anatomical position of an epidural catheter
    • Understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the medications used in PCAs and epidural infusions
    • Recognise serious potential complications and red flags
    • Understand your duties and responsibilities

09:00-10:00 General Pain Session

10:15-11:30 PCA

11:30-12:15 Pump training (for Epidural and PCA pumps)

13:15-16:30 Epidural 

Please note that the below link has the Epidural Workbook that needs to be completed before attending the course.

Please be aware you may not be permitted to attend if this has not been completed:

https://bartshealthacademy.co.uk/assets/Uploads/Barts-Health-Epidural-work-book-2nd-Ed.pdf

Event Start Date Resource  Location 
15/01/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 2 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital
14/02/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 2 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital
11/04/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 1 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital
09/05/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 1 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital
06/06/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 1 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital
04/07/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 1 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital
26/09/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 3 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital
17/10/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 2 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital
03/12/2019 (9.00-16.30) Seminar Room 3 Education Academy, Basement Dental Hospital, Royal London Hospital