Online module

Assessment of pain

40 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This module presents a practical and systematic approach to conducting a comprehensive pain assessment.

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Mixed , Community Care , Acute Care , Residential Care

This module is part of the course:

The Pain puzzle

Assessment of pain

Assessment of pain


Prerequisites


This module has three sections:

  • 1
    Pain assessment
    • In this section the importance of pain assessment is discussed and the components of a comprehensive assessment described.
  • 2
    Reflective activities
    • In this section you are prompted to think about the information presented in previous section.
  • 3
    Assessment questions
    • In this section you are asked to respond to a series of multiple choice questions which will be assessed.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • undertake a comprehensive assessment of pain and describe the role of pain assessment tools

Continuing Professional Education

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

Acknowledgements

Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.

Contributors:

  • Dr Margaret Winbolt
  • Ms Christine While
  • Professor Andrew Robinson
  • Professor Elizabeth Beattie
  • Dr Andrew Stafford
  • Associate Professor Belinda Goodenough
  • Ms Angela Casey

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