Pain Management and Treatment

Target Audience:
Nurse pain management coordinators, oncology nurses, pediatric nurses, surgical department (including orthopedic) nurses, geriatric nurses

Requirements for participants: RN

Number of participants:

8-12

Duration:

1 week

Course Structure:

Presentations and lectures, simulations, case discussions, clinical observation.

Background

Pain is a common symptom among many patients and a key aspect in nursing activities in both the hospital and outpatient care. Pain has many forms and effects, making pain management challenging for medical teams.

The application of pain management processes by nursing staff has been proven to help and contribute to pain relief and the well-being of patients.
In this course, we will study relevant and current topics in the field and analyze different cases to provide nurses with clinical tools for assessing and managing pain.

Main Objectives

To enhance the theoretical as well as clinical knowledge and skills of nurses concerning pain management and pain relief among patients of all ages and in all clinical fields.

Course Coordinator:

Ms. Ronit Ovadia RN, MA

Ronit Ovadia is a senior nurse in the Acute Pain Service (APS) at Sheba Medical Center with administrative and clinical roles. The APS team is responsible for coordinating pain management in all departments. APS activity includes setting policies and guidelines on subjects such as: preparing and disseminating procedures, protocols for pain relief, consultations, recommendations, and training of department pain management teams.

Ronit coordinates Sheba’s pain management course for departmental teams and has extensive experience in oncology pain management. She has undertaken advanced nurse training courses in oncology nursing, and leadership development for oncology nurses and completed the Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialist course at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. She has published multiple academic nursing articles and presented lectures at conferences in Israel and abroad

Main Course topics:

  • Physiology of pain
  • Basic concepts in pain management
  • The principles of acute pain treatment (medical and invasive therapies)
  • Pain relief in an emergency medicine setting
  • Drug treatment with opioids and adjuvants
  • Cannabis treatment
  • The principles of oncological pain treatment
  • The principles of chronic pain treatment
  • Treatment of skeletal muscle pain
  • Back and joint pain treatment
  • Treatment of headaches and migraines
  • Pain relief in the elderly
  • Pain management in children
  • Pain relief in children through sedation
  • Palliative care in children
  • Pain and physical therapy
  • Psychological aspects in pain treatment
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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