Medication in Pain Management Online
Start: 10th June 2023 @ 09:00am
End: 10th June 2023 @ 17:00pm
13-15 Parkwood Road,, Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Are you aggravated by Amitriptyline? Troubled by Tramadol? Well, worry no more – this one-day course is designed to give clinicians working in community MSK settings a grounding in how the various analgesics work, their effects – both good and bad, and exploring the role of the non-prescriber in having conversations around medication.
Delivered by a GP and Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner with over 40 years of combined experience in managing pain in a community setting this unique combination provides practical tips and tricks to support day to day practice.
Aims & Learning Objectives
We will cover a range of topics that will include;
• A comprehensive review of the main groups of analgesics and where they have their effects within nociceptive pathways and beyond
• An overview of individual factors that influence medication effects including polypharmacy, multimorbidity and old age.
• Reviewing the evidence base on where and when medications are prescribed.
• Exploring the role of the non-prescriber supporting conversations with patients around the role of medication in pain management
This will be an interactive teaching approach making use of short presentations and clinical case/problem-based approach to enhance learning, with opportunity for discussion and use of a delegate workbook with relevant resources contained within.
• How analgesics work
- Review of nociceptive pathways interspersed with descriptions of how each category of analgesic works
- Description of other effects of medication throughout the body
- Overview of pharmacokinetics and individual variation in metabolism
• Risks and benefits of medications
- Review of the evidence base
- The guidelines for prescribing analgesia
• The role of the non-prescriber in advice around medication
- National guidance
- Consulting skills – case studies/small group work
- How to answer questions, addressing patients concerns and queries around medication
- When (and where) to refer for advice – including pharmacists, signposting information for patients
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