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S.S. said...
Excellent course. My only observation was that the presenter was talking to nurses only. The involvement of AHPS was not obviously valued
Pain Management Study Day
4.7 stars out of 5
116 reviews
Dr Gillian Chumbley and members of the Pain Service
Tutor Profile:
Dr Gillian Chumbley is the Consultant Nurse in the pain service and has worked in pain management for over 20 years. She has worked in Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust for the past 12 years. She is a recipient of a post-doctoral lectureship grant from the National Institute for Health Research and her research interests are the use of ketamine for complex pain and the use of opioids of persistent pain. She leads a team of highly educated nurses at Imperial and is a visiting lecturer to the Nightingale Faculty of Nursing at King’s College.
Pain Service | Imperial
Pain Service
sasha bromfield
Please ensure you arrive on time. If you arrive after 09.20am you will not be allowed to join the study day, as you will have missed essential pain physiology, which will make it difficult to follow the rest of the sessions.  It also disrupts the smooth running of the day for other participants.
The pain service provides a study day on pain management for qualified nurses and allied health professionals.  

The pain study day will be changing from January 2018; if you have booked to attend in 2018 please return to this page for a full update of the timetable.  If you have booked for 2017 the morning includes sessions on the physiology of pain, barriers to pain assessment and the pharmacology of analgesic medications.  The morning session finishes at 13.30.  The afternoon covers Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA).  If you do not use PCA in you work area, you do not need to attend the afternoon session.  

Important booking information:

Once you book onto a course, you will receive a confirmation email to your Imperial email address. Before you complete your booking, you must ensure that you select the 'manager approval needed' option and enter your manager's name so that they can then be contacted to approve your attendance at the event. If your manager approves, you will receive a reminder email 72 hours before the event. If you do not do this, you will only receive a confirmation email and your place will still be pending. Your manager’s approval for the course is required and the place will not be guaranteed, until this had been obtained.Certificates will be given for attendance.

PCA competencies are to be completed by the participant's ward manager after attendance on the pain study day afternoon session.

1 days
Mode of Delivery:
Classroom teaching
Targeted Audience:
All registered nurses and allied health professionals for the morning session. Registered nurses that look after patients receiving PCA for the morning and afternoon sessions, but all attendees are welcome to stay for the whole day.

All attendees to have the support of their line manager.  Nurses attending the PCA training need to have completed their IV competencies.

Learning Outcomes:
Topics will include: Morning session - Physiology of pain - Dangers of not treating pain - Why pain becomes persistent - Pain assessment - Pain audits - WHO Analgesic ladder and logical prescribing Afternoon session- -PCA management -PCA pump training - PCA – The Patient’s Perspective
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