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Visceral Pain course for Medical Doctors

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

This session describes the nature of visceral pains in the chronic pain setting and explores why these pains are hard to pinpoint and often confusing to manage.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain how the innervation of the viscera differs from somatic innervation
  • Differentiate visceral pain from other types of pain
  • Differentiate the diagnosis of visceral pain
  • Assess the management options for pain affecting the viscera

It is important to distinguish visceral pains, understand their difference from somatic pains and be able to manage them appropriately. It is also important to notice any changes in the patient's condition that may indicate a sinister and/or treatable condition.

This session focuses on the conditions where there is no identifiable, or treatable, underlying organic cause.

Instructors / Speakers
Gareth Greenslade,
Consultant in Pain Medicine, North Bristol NHS Trust

Gareth is a consultant in pain medicine at the North Bristol NHS Trust and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol.

In addition to undertaking general pain clinics, he helped set up a specialist pelvic and abdominal pain service for the region, which includes surgeons, gynaecologists, clinical psychologists, specialist physiotherapists and nurses.

Gareth’s clinical interests include interventional treatments for pain and radiofrequency techniques.

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

John Hughes,
Consultant Pain Medicine. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

John Hughes has been a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management since 1995.

John has a special interest in abdominal and pelvic pain. He also has a long-standing involvement in education across all disciplines.

John is a module editor with the e-PAIN project.

Visceral Pain course for Medical Doctors
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Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
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