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Webinar 08: 24 June 2021


Virginia Howie

Date and time

Thursday 24 June 2021

7.00pm (AEDT)


PANDDA members: free

Non-members: $40.00



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Webinar 08: 24 June 2021

Pain Assessment and Management

About the presenter

Virginia Howie, PhD (Candidate), RN, MCN, Cardiac, GCTE

Virginia is a Registered Nurse and a parent of a child with intellectual disability. Virginia has become a strong advocate for people with disability in both the clinical and academic settings through her teaching and doctoral studies. Virginia is a committee member of PANDDA Inc. and involved in a number of PANDDA activities. Virginia is also involved in a number of cross-disciplinary research projects concerning people with intellectual disability.

Topics covered

• Pain is difficult to assess in people with communication difficulties.

• If pain is not identified, it cannot be managed and causes distress.

• Unrelieved pain is an ethical issue.

• Pain assessment is essential to identify pain.

• Pain assessment requires a combination of knowledge, keen observations, and use of suitable pain assessment tools.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

• Explain the ethical tenets of unrelieved pain in people with intellectual disability (PWID).

• Describe the framework for hierarchy of pain assessment.

• Discuss a range of non-verbal indicators of pain.

• Give examples of suitable pain assessment tools.

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The Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia (PANDDA) Inc.’s webinars are produced for nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). The information is for suitably-experienced nurses and does not replace expert clinical judgement and sound decision making. All information presented is of a general nature and may or may not be relevant to a particular person with IDD or circumstances.  Nurses implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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