Neuropathic Pain Management
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Neuropathic Pain Management

Presenter The Nursing CPD Institute

This session reviews the current diagnosis and management options for neuropathic pain.

Course Content

Nurses understand the impact of chronic pain on patients, their lifestyle and their families. The current definition of neuropathic pain used by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is ‘pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory system’. This session reviews current diagnosis and treatment options in Australia.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the revised definition for neuropathic pain
  • Acquire knowledge regarding signs and symptoms associated with neuropathic pain
  • Identify  recommended tests to assist in diagnosing neuropathic pain
  • Gain an awareness of  the medications recommended to manage neuropathic pain in Australia