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Pain in Children is Different 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 incidence, causes and effects of pain in infants, children and young people and the basic physiological mechanisms operating in both acute and chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

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

  • List the incidence, causes and effects of acute pain in children
  • List the incidence, clinical presentations and effects of chronic pain in children
  • Describe basic nociceptive mechanisms and the influence of child development
  • List the differences between inflammatory and neuropathic pain
  • Describe the physiological basis for chronically maintained pain

Children's pain is often poorly managed, both in hospital settings and in the community, leading to unnecessary suffering and short-term and long-term complications.

Instructors / Speakers
Suellen Walker,
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London

Suellen held paediatric anaesthesia consultant posts in Australia, obtained a Masters in Pain Medicine and was a Foundation Diplomate of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 1999. She subsequently completed an MSc and PhD in developmental neurobiology of pain in London.

Her current research interests include developmental analgesic efficacy and safety and long-term effects of pain in early life.

Suellen has contributed to evidence-based acute pain guidelines, is an Editor of the Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain, and is a content author on the e-PAIN project.

Richard Howard,
Consultant, Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Richard is involved in clinical pain management, clinical and laboratory research, and has lectured and published extensively on the subject of pain mechanisms and management.

He is the Clinical Lead of the children’s Pain Management Service at Great Ormond Street. He is a founder member of the UCL Paediatric Pain Research Centre; a collaboration between clinicians and scientists, an Examiner for the UK Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and Chair of the Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) Pain & Palliative Care Clinical Studies Group.

Richard is a module editor and content author of sessions of the e-PAIN project.

Pain in Children is Different course for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
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