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