The pain puzzle: Recognition, assessment and treatment of pain in people living with dementia

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Enhanced Practice
  • 2 hours
  • Online Course
Access on dta.com.au

Increase your understanding of pain assessment and management for people with dementia living in a residential environment.

Domains:
Physical Wellbeing

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
2 hours

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, staff should be able to:
  • Describe the importance of optimal pain management in people living with dementia.
  • Describe how to recognise pain in the absence of verbal communication.
  • Undertake a comprehensive assessment of pain and describe the role of pain assessment tools.
  • Describe how assessment information informs an individualised treatment plan.
  • Describe the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to pain assessment and management in residential aged care.
  • Understand the importance of ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment plan.