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Assessment of Children's Pain course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

This session describes the assessment of pain in paediatric practice highlighting the different methodologies used when assessing acute and chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate clinical methods to assess pain
  • Explain the relevance of the biopsychosocial model to pain assessment in children
  • List the elements of cyclical assessment
  • Distinguish between methods suitable for assessing acute and chronic pain
  • Describe age-appropriate, validated pain assessment tools that can be used by the child, parent or carer and the healthcare professional

In children, pain assessment can present greater challenges than in adults, because the naturally occurring changes of growing up affect not only their physical state, but also their psychological state and social status.

Instructors / Speakers
Ben Thomas,
Fellow in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Ben is an Anaesthetic and Pain Management Specialist who trained at the Imperial School of Anaesthesia. Following general medical and anaesthetic training, he has undertaken dedicated, specialist chronic pain training, and a subsequent fellowship in paediatric chronic pain.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and has been awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

He has published educational and peer-reviewed material on pain management, clinical leadership and patient safety.

He is a content author for the e-PAIN project.

Becky Saul,
Lecturer Practitioner in Paediatric Pain, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Becky has been a clinical nurse specialist with the Pain Control Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children since 2002.

Since 2004 she has also been a lecturer in paediatric pain management at London South Bank University in the Department of Children’s Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care.

She is a content author for the e-PAIN project.

Assessment of Children's Pain course for Medical Doctors
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Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
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