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Module 2: Relieving Pain and Other Symptoms

ACTIVITY 1: LECTURE
Developmental Factors in Pain Assessment and Treatment
This lecture enhances the ability of medical professionals to apply key principles and tools in the assessment of pain in children of all developmental stages and abilities. [learn more ... ]

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ACTIVITY 2: SEMINAR
Pain Assessment in the Absence of Self Report
This case-based seminar addresses pain assessment in children who are unable to report their pain verbally. [learn more ... ]

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ACTIVITY 3: SEMINAR
Chronic Pain, Adolescents, and Pain Assessment
This seminar emphasizes key principles of pain assessment in adolescents with chronic or recurrent pain resulting from a long-term, potentially life-threatening condition. [learn more ... ]

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ACTIVITY 4: LECTURE
Pain Management in Children with Life-Threatening Conditions
This lecture provides an overview of the pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to treat pain in children. [learn more ...]

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ACTIVITY 5: LECTURE
The Safe and Effective Use of Opioids to Manage Pain
This lecture introduces participants to the range of opioid medications commonly used in pediatrics, their routes of administration, side effects, and guidelines for dosages, titration, and equianalgesic conversion. [learn more ... ]

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ACTIVITY 6: SEMINAR
Addressing Parents' Fears about Opioid Analgesia
This seminar is comprised of two parts, "Common Fears and Concerns Regarding the Use of Opioids in Children," and "Communicating with Parents About Opioid Medications." A videotape dramatization is used as a trigger for discussion in both parts. [learn more ... ]

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ACTIVITY 7: SEMINAR
Pain and Other Symptoms at the End of Life
This case-based seminar offers participants the opportunity to discuss the treatment of pain and symptoms at the end of life by anticipating symptoms, preparing families, and assessing and treating symptoms immediately as they occur. [learn more ... ]

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