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Paracetamol 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 pharmacology of paracetamol and its clinical uses as an analgesic.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline potential mechanisms of action of paracetamol
  • Identify common side-effects associated with paracetamol
  • Describe the mechanisms of paracetamol overdose and its treatment
  • List common routes of administration

Paracetamol was first introduced to the UK in 1956 as a prescription medicine. By the late 1960s, it had gained popularity as an over-the-counter analgesic. It is widely available, from pharmacies to corner-shops, in a host of preparations, on its own and in combination with other analgesics, decongestants and adjunctives.

Instructors / Speakers
Emma Davies,
Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner in Pain Management, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Healthboard

Emma Davies has been an Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner in Pain for over 12 years. She provides primary care clinics which, although covering medication management, take a holistic approach to supporting people to live effectively with pain. In addition, she teaches, develops guidelines and educational materials and provides advice to the Welsh Government on pain management, as well as being a regular contributor to professional journals.

Co-founder of the livewellwithpain.co.uk website; Emma is also currently studying for a PhD, examining trends in opioid prescribing and healthcare resource utilisation in Wales.

Paracetamol 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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