Pain management QUM kit
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, persistent pain adversely affects the quality of life of almost 7% of the general adult population.
Pharmacists are perfectly positioned to offer QUM services in pain management to community groups and aged care facilities.
The QUM kit on pain management contains resources to assist pharmacists in providing independent, evidence-based and accurate education on medicines and pain to residential care nurses, carers and consumers in the community. It aims to promote quality use of medicines in pain management to improve the quality of life of patients experiencing pain.
it includes two ready-made sets of slides and trainer’s manuals which pharmacists can use to prepare and deliver presentations to nursing staff or to consumers in the community. The presentations focus on common over-the-counter, prescription and complementary analgesics, and the risks and benefits of their use. The kit also contains a copy of Essential CPE: Persistent Pain, asthma and pain relievers brochure and a sample pain management diary.
Group 1 CPD credits (allocated at 1 credit point per hour) can be gained for any time spent engaged in learning when preparing to deliver the presentation. Delivery of the presentation converts these previously gained Group 1 credits to Group 2 credits (allocated at 2 credits per hour). There are no credits allocated for the time spent presenting. Presenting qualifies as demonstration of knowledge as defined in the reference card below.
The learning objectives of this activity are to:
- explain the different types of pain at a level of understanding appropriate for the audience
- analyse the risks and benefits associated with the use of common analgesics and complementary medicines for pain relief, particularly in older persons
- summarise the use of opioids for analgesia
- examine different non-drug strategies for managing persistent pain
- prepare to deliver a presentation on pain management using provided materials as a basis for self-directed education
- facilitate participant learning through the use of engaging case studies where provided.
The presentations have also been endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing, Australia, according to approved criteria. Attendance attracts 4 RCNA Continuing Nurses Education (CNE) points as part of RCNA’s Life Long Learning Program (3LP).
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The kit is free for all PSA members, with a freight and handling fee of $14.00 for the first item plus $4.00 per item thereafter. Limit of one free kit per member.
The price for non-members is $67 (incl. GST).