This 60 minute eCPD tutorial starts by briefly covering definitions of pain and its basic pathophysiology. This progresses to discussion of the importance of pain assessment in an analgesic plan. The practicalities of pain assessment is also considered. The majority of the tutorial is focused on consideration of  pharmacological methods of analgesia with a focus on those treatments which can be administered in the home environment. While often forgotten, non-pharmacological techniques form an important part of management and are discussed.

This CPD tutorial is worth 60 minutes towards your RCVS requirements.