Online module

Pain management strategies for direct care workers

1 hr

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

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

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

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

This module is part of the course:

Pain for direct care workers

Pain management strategies for direct care workers

Pain management strategies for direct care workers

This module is part of the course, Recognising and acting on pain in people living with dementia for direct care workers. Enrol in this module or complete the full course.


Before undertaking this module you will need to complete the following:

Following completion of this module you will understand why you need to have person-centred pain management strategies, and you will learn more about different treatments for pain. You will also learn about evaluation of pain management so that you can be confident the person is being treated properly.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe strategies for managing pain.
  • Describe why it is important to check the management plan is working.

Continuing Professional Development

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon completion of this module.


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

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Version history

Published: 21 Aug 2020
Updated: 16 Aug 2023

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