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Chronic Pain Management course for Medical Doctors

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

This session describes the complexity of chronic pain and the potential dire consequences of untreated long-term pain.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Classify the risk factors for developing chronic pain
  • Use screening tools in chronic pain
  • List medications frequently used to treat chronic pain
  • Describe the role and use of non-pharmacological techniques for managing chronic pain
  • Recognize the link between chronic pain and severe psychological disturbance
  • Describe the roles of the members of the multidisciplinary pain team

Chronic pain is a global problem that affects all age groups. It carries with it a serious burden for the individual because it impacts on sleep, mood, finances and physical and social functions. Simultaneously, it has enormous implications for society in general.

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.

Chronic Pain Management course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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