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Royal College of Anaesthetists

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Anaesthetists describes how pain in the intensive care unit (ICU) is multi-factorial and difficult to assess. It shows how potentially useful drugs may also have adverse effects and how non-pharmacological treatment effects must be maximized. The session also reviews effects of pain and describes how analgesia use must be balanced.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

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Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Identify the multifactorial features that cause pain and make pain difficult to assess in patients requiring ICU care

Recognize and use the non-pharmacological treatments of pain that are appropriate in the ICU setting

Explain how the pharmacokinetics of analgesic agents may be altered in ICU patients 

Explain how analgesic drugs may interact with other agents in the ICU

List the positive and negative features of analgesia provision in the ICU