Analgesia in palliation - Key questions (1.5 CPD hours)
Pain medicine consultant Dr Austin Leach answers questions from GP Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones on the causes of pain in palliative care, the WHO analgesic ladder and self-help strategies.
This module will offer advice on managing pain in palliative care patients, including:
- Common pitfalls when using the WHO analgesia ladder
- Which patients may benefit from physical treatment such as nerve blocks
- Helpful self-help strategies and psychological interventions
- When to introduce strong opiates for pain control