VetCE on Demand: Don’t be a Pain! Analgesia for Emergency and Critical Care Patients utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.
After reviewing pain and pain control definitions, along with commonly used analgesia drugs in emergency and critical care settings, this course examines pain control scoring systems as well as the consequences of untreated pain. It looks at the effect of patient comfort and stress levels on pain perception. Lastly it reviews non-pharmacologic measures to help with pain control.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to generally discuss how to properly assess pain along with how to differentiate between pain, dysphoria, and behavior issues. They will also be able to outline the negative consequences of untreated pain. They will be able to discuss the effect of patient comfort and stress levels on pain perception along with non-pharmacologic options to help with pain control.