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Pain and Analgesia in Pregnancy course for Allied Health

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

This session describes the basis for, and management of, pain during pregnancy and labour, including non-pharmacological, pharmacological and neuraxial measures.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the physiology of pain during labour
  • List the non-pharmacological, pharmacological and neuraxial options for analgesia during labour
  • Compare the efficacy of the various pharmacological and non-pharmacological analgesic options during labour
  • Compare and contrast different forms of instigating and maintaining neuraxial analgesia in labour
  • Identify the severity and incidence of risks associated with neuraxial analgesia
  • List the common analgesics that can be safely used in pregnancy

The intensity and emotional impact of the labour pain felt by pregnant women has been assessed using the McGill Pain Questionnaire.

Patients undergoing labour for the first time, without prior training, rated their labour pain to be equivalent to amputation of a digit without anaesthesia.

Instructors / Speakers
Tauqeer Husain,
Research Fellow in Obstetric Anaesthesia, University College London Hospitals

Toc graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2004, and has trained within the South East and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Schools of Anaesthesia.

His professional interests include obstetric anaesthesia, academic research and medical education.

He is an author for the e-PAIN project.

Roshan Fernando,
Consultant Anaesthetist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London Hospitals

Roshan works at University College London Hospitals as a consultant anaesthetist.

His main professional interests include obstetric anaesthesia and academic research, and he is widely published in these fields.

He is an author for the e-PAIN project.

Pain and Analgesia in Pregnancy course for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Provider Type
Education Provider
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