General Pain and PCA (Adult)

Course overview

 

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All registered nurses working in areas that care for adult patients with PCA

    • 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, local anaesthetic infusions (PVB/Peripheral Nerve Catheters) and epidural infusions
    • Define PCA, PVB, peripheral nerve catheters and epidural infusions
    • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of PCA, local anaesthetic infusions and epidural infusions
    • Understand the anatomical position of a PVB and epidural catheter
    • Understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the medications used in PCAs, local anaesthetic infusions and epidural infusions
    • Recognise serious potential complications and red flags
    • Understand your duties and responsibilities

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

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23rd August 2018

Anaesthetic meeting room, Anaesthetic Department, 4th Floor, North Tower, RLH

18th September 2018

Seminar room 6, Education Centre, RLH

16th October 2018

Seminar room 5, Education Centre, RLH

15th November 2018

Seminar room 1, Education Centre, RLH

11th December 2018

Seminar room 6, Education Centre, RLH