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.
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.
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
ACTIVITY 4: LECTURE
Pain Management in Children with Life-Threatening
This lecture provides an overview of the pharmacological and
non-pharmacological interventions to treat pain in children.
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.
ACTIVITY 6: SEMINAR
An Initiative of the Center
for Applied Ethics and Professional Practice at EDC, Inc.
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.