Pain Management

This course is suitable for all healthcare providers who are not pain-specialists but who deal with patients suffering from acute, chronic and cancer pain. The e-Pain curriculum has been developed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, of The Royal College of Anaesthetists, and the British Pain Society. The content has been written by leading clinical experts in pain management and related areas.

Course Fee: GBP 90 | Code: 203

Learning Objectives

This course specifically focuses on the areas of● Improving the recognition of unrelieved acute and chronic pain● Assessing pain● Managing pain● Ensuring patient safety
60 e-learning sessions. Each session around 30 minutes.


Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants and all healthcare providers who are not pain specialists but who deal with patients suffering from acute, chronic and cancer pain

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

  • time-account-expired-temporary


    This course has 31 sessions

  • Study time

    15.5 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Coverage

Introducing Pain Management

    Epidemiology and the Burden of Pain
    Definitions and Mechanisms of Pain
    History, Examination and Assessment of Pain

Pain as a Long-Term Condition

    Chronic Pain Management
    Predictors for Chronic Pain
    Biopsychosocial Model in Pain Management

Acute Pain

    History, Organisation and Objectives of Acute Pain Teams
    History, Examination and Simple Uni-dimensional Tools
    Perioperative Management of Chronic Pain Patients
    Preventative versus Pre-emptive Analgesia
    Chronic Post-surgical Pain
    Step III: Administration Techniques, Bolus, PRN (as needed), Infusion
    Step III: Administration Techniques, Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia
    Step III: Administration Techniques – Oral, Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, Rectal, Sublingual and Inhaled


    Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
    Opioids – Basic Principles
    Commonly Used Opioids
    Local Anaesthetics
    Multimodal Analgesia
    Assessing Treatment Effectiveness
    Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants
    Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain
    Psychological Assessment and Approach to Treatment
    Interventional Procedures for Pain Relief
    TENS, Acupuncture and Alternative Treatments

Other Chronic Pain

    Primary Headache
    Secondary Headache
    Facial Pain Principles and Management
    Pelvic Pain – Male and Female
    Gastrointestinal, Oesophageal, Non-cardiac Chest Pain
    Common Chronic Pain Conditions – Central and Widespread Pain
    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Neuropathic Pain

    Diagnosis and Evaluation of Neuropathic Pain
    Common Chronic Pain Conditions
    Postherpetic Neuralgia
    Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

Paediatric Pain

    Pain in Children is Different
    Assessment of Children’s Pain
    Acute Pain in Children
    Chronic Pain in Children
    Musculoskeletal Pain in Children

Special Populations

    Pain and Analgesia in Pregnancy
    Sickle Cell Pain
    Drug Addiction, Dependency and Pain – Introduction
    Drug Addiction, Dependency and Pain – Management
    Assessment of Pain in Older Adults
    Common Pain Conditions in Older People

Cancer Pain

    Causes and Aetiology of Pain in Cancer
    Pharmacological Cancer Pain Management
    Non-Pharmacological Cancer Pain Management
    Pain in Cancer Survivors

Basic Science

    Anatomy of the Ascending Pain Pathway
    Innervation of the Trunk
    Physiology of Pain Transmission
    Modulation and Plasticity in the Nociceptive System
    Pain and the Peripheral Nervous System
    Pain and the Central Nervous System
    Nociceptive Pain
    Visceral Pain
    Neuropathic Pain
    Psychology Aspects of Acute Pain
    Imaging and Pain
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