Online dementia course

Recognising and acting on pain in people living with dementia for direct care workers

3 hours

3 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Learn how to look, listen and investigate pain in people living with dementia who are unable to verbalise their discomfort or pain.

Suitable for people working in:

Palliative Care , Respite Care , Mixed , Community Care , Primary Care , Residential Care

Pill Woman with dementia with general practitionar

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to describe:

  • The mechanism of pain
  • Issues relating to recognising pain in people living with dementia who are unable to verbalise their discomfort or pain
  • What would lead you to think a person with dementia might be in pain
  • That information is needed to properly assess pain
  • Strategies for managing pain
  • Why it is important to check the management plan is working

In this course, you will complete the following modules:

MODULE 1

The recognition of pain for direct care workers

This module provides an overview of pain and how to recognise pain in people with dementia who can’t tell us...

The recognition of pain for direct care workers

MODULE 2

Assessing pain for direct care workers

This module will explore how to assess pain in people living with dementia who are not able to report their...

Assessing pain for direct care workers

MODULE 3

Pain management strategies for direct care workers

This module raises awareness of person-centred pain management and the importance of pain evaluation

Pain management strategies for direct care workers

Continuing Professional Education

Completion of this course provides 3 hours of continuing professional education. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.

  • John Quinn (Dementia Advocate)
  • Professor Meera Agar
  • Professor Jennifer Abbey
  • Juliane Samara (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Glenys Petrie (Dementia Advocate)
  • Dr Peter Tenni (Director of Consultant Pharmacy Services)
  • Dr Hilton Koppe (General Practitioner)
  • Nikki Johnston (Nurse Practitioner)

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Benefits of learning with DTA

  • Increase your knowledge of dementia
  • Ongoing access to review course content
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Continued professional development and education

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