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Pain Assessment and Management

Learn how to evaluate and manage pain in the context of someone with a life-limiting illness

The Pain Assessment and Management Program is a 2-day course that equips nurses with the foundational knowledge and skills surrounding pain management from a palliative approach to care perspective. This course is designed for NPs, RNs, and RPNs working in any setting, you must work in Halton or Peel region to be eligible for this learning opportunity.

Course Objectives

Following the completion of the 2-day pain education course and practical applications, the learner should be able to:

  • Define and describe pain in the context of whole person care
  • Identify barriers to effective pain management
  • Complete a comprehensive pain assessment
  • Differentiate between different types of pain
  • Describe the principles of pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain
  • Describe opioid and non-opioid medications used in managing pain
  • Apply conversion ratios between different opioids and routes of administration
  • Manage common adverse effects of opioids
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of pain management interventions

Disclaimer: This course does not focus on chronic primary pain. However, there are some similar guiding principles in pain assessment and management in the context of caring for someone with a life limiting illness.

Program Expectations

To receive a Certificate of Completion, learners will need to:

  • Attend both full-day in-person sessions from 8:45 to 4:15 PM.
  • Successfully complete two practical assignments
  • Work in Halton or Peel regions

Register for Upcoming Courses

Stay tuned for details regarding the Spring 2024 course dates.

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Contact Information

    JC Sagar, 905-827-8111 or 1-800-426-9666 x2510



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