Webinar 08: 24 June 2021
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Thursday 24 June 2021
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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.
• 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.
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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