Pharmacological Pain Management Options: Opioids and Other Analgesics

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51m
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CPD51m of CPD
First Published
Updated02 June 2024
Expires 29 June 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Ausmed Course explores the safe prescription and use of different pharmacological options for both acute and chronic pain management. The content covers different classes of medications available for use, including non-opioid analgesics and opioids, as well as commonly used adjuvant therapies for analgesia.

For an in-depth look at the physiology of pain management, differentiating between acute and chronic pain and best-practices for nursing care - refer to the Ausmed Course, Pain Management.

Topics
  • Overview of pharmacological options for pain management
  • Non-opioid analgesic medications
  • Opioid analgesic medications
  • Adjuvant therapies for pain management
Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide a review of pharmacological options and their safe use for effective relief of acute and/or chronic pain.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology of analgesics in order to facilitate safe and effective pain relief for patients.
  2. Apply current knowledge of non-opioid analgesics for the safe administration of these medicines.
  3. Use knowledge about complementary therapies for pain management to guide patients in their pain management plan.
Target Audience

This Ausmed Course is relevant to pharmacists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals who may prescribe analgesia (including opioids) as part of the management of acute, chronic and/or post-surgical pain.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educators

Presented by
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Jenny Gowan View profile
Dr Jenny Gowan is a practising pharmacist, adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University and clinical associate at RMIT University. She has published over 500 educational articles, has copious experience in presentations and lectures and runs a consulting pharmacy company. Jenny was awarded the 2013 PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year award and the 2016 AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award. In 2024, she received recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine as a pharmacist, to professional societies and to community health.
Details
CPD time51m
First Published
Updated02 June 2024
Expires
29 June 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Topics
Medications
Pharmacy
Pain
Chronic Illness
Nurse Practitioners
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