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Pharmacological Cancer Pain Management course for Nurses

Speciality Classification
Nurses
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

This session describes the principles of the pharmacological management of cancer pain including a review of strong opioids and adjuvant analgesics.

Learning Objectives

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

  • List the strong opioids that exist and how they are selected in clinical practice
  • List the adverse effects of strong opioids
  • Explain the concept of opioid switching and the relative potencies between each of the strong opioids and morphine
  • Define an adjuvant agent and describe the different classes of these drugs
  • Describe the indications for the use of adjuvant agent selection and use in clinical practice

Moderate to severe pain in patients with a diagnosis of cancer is common and affects 80% patients with advanced cancer.

Instructors / Speakers
Jayne Wood,
Consultant, Palliative Medicine, The Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton Palliative Care Service

Jayne Wood has been a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust since December 2009. Jayne is the lead for education in the department and she is also the Training Programme Director for Core Medical Trainees across the trust.

Jayne is a content author with the e-PAIN project.

Delivery
Title
Pharmacological Cancer Pain Management course for Nurses
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Location
Online
Reference
11_01_02
Access Duration (in months)
12
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