Acute Pain Management

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Description

This module is not scheduled to run in 2013/4.

Expressions of interest in the module are welcome for 2014/5; please email healthadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk

Why study with us?

To develop enhanced knowledge to meet the needs of the patient experiencing acute pain.

Finance

If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

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This module is not scheduled to run in 2013/4.

Expressions of interest in the module are welcome for 2014/5; please email healthadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk

Why study with us?

To develop enhanced knowledge to meet the needs of the patient experiencing acute pain.

Finance

If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

Resources and facilities

We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.

Entry requirements

Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.

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To be eligible to study this module students should be able to benefit from its study and commit to attempting the assessment items.

Where this module is accessed as part of a specific award, students should focus the assessments towards that award.

Successful completion of this module will confer eligibility for a Certificate of Achievement.

Students must participate in the formative components of the module in order to successfully pass the module.

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Modules

HLLG6023 Acute Pain Management (20 credits at level 6)

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion, you will be able

  1. Demonstrate detailed understanding of the mechanisms for pain transmission and modulation in patients experiencing acute pain
  2. Critically appraise the world health organisation pain ladder and its use in pain assessment and management
  3. Discuss benefits of pre emptive and preventive analgesia being aware that acute pain management is not restricted to the treatment of postsurgical patients.
  4. Discuss common adverse effects of opioids including predisposing patient factors and concurrent drug therapies (e.g., anticholinergics, benzodiazepines)
  5. Acknowledge the special problems associated with opioid prescribing / administration in older patients, or patients with either opioid tolerance or substance abuse.
  6. Debate psychosocial and spiritual approaches to pain assessment and management.
Indicative Core Bibliography

Carr E, Layzell M, Cjristensen M (2010) Advancing nursing practice in pain management. Wiley-Blackwell

MacLellan K (2006) Management of pain: a practical approach for health care professionals. Nelson Thornes

McCleane G (2008) Pain management: expanding the pharmacological options. Wiley-Blackwell

Schofield P (2007) The management of pain in older people. Wiley-Blackwell

Sinatra R, DeLeon-Cassasola O, Viscusi E, Ginsberg B (2009) Acute Pain Management. Cambridge University Press

Course summary
  • Anatomy and physiology relating to acute pain
  • Pain assessment / management
  • WHO pain ladder
  • Non-pharmacological interventions
  • Pre-emptive and preventative analgesia
  • Adverse effects of opioids
  • Patient factors and concurrent drug therapies in relation to opioid prescribing
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