This course aims to increase understanding of pain assessment and management for people with dementia living in a residential environment.
The course consists of 3 modules and covers:
- The recognition of pain
- Assessment of pain
- Treatment and management of pain
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the importance of optimal pain management in people with dementia
- Describe how to recognise pain in the absence of verbal communication
- Undertake a comprehensive and holistic pain assessment
- Describe how assessment information informs an individualised treatment plan
- Describe the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to pain assessment and management in residential aged care
Primary Learner Setting
- Residential aged care
Target Learner Occupations
- Registered Nurses
- Enrolled Nurses
Continuing Professional Education Statement
Completion of this course provides 2 hours of professional education – a certificate of completion will be issued after satisfactory course completion which will include passing an online knowledge quiz.
Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.
Dr Margaret Winbolt: Ms Christine While; Professor Andrew Robinson; Professor Elizabeth Beattie; Dr Andrew Stafford; Associate Professor Belinda Goodenough; Ms Angela Casey
Topic Areasdementia-assessment, pain-recognition,
Target Occupationenrolled-nurse, nurse-specialist, registered-nurse,
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Registrations will close the day before the course starts