Training for healthcare workers

We have developed thirteen modules in Powerpoint for training physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. The slides are based on Beating Pain, a guide for pain management in Africa that was developed by the African Palliative Care Association.

1. Introduction to Pain

2. Mechanisms of Pain

3. Pain Assessment

4. WHO Analgesic Ladder

5. Adjuvants or co-analgesics

6. Breakthrough, emergency, and incident pain

7. Side Effects and Toxicity

8. Treatment in Children

9. Treatment in HIV/AIDS

10. Addiction and Dependence

11. Special Situations

12. Non-pharmacological Treatment

13. Other Strong Opioids

USE OF PAIN SCALES