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.
Becky Robinson BVSc MVetMed DipECVAA FHEA MRCVS
This tutorial is worth 60 minutes CPD.
Course notes written by Becky Robinson are available to accompany this tutorial.