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Acute Pain Management for Adults


Welcome to the eLearning module Acute Pain Management for Adults.

This module uses a case study to demonstrate effective and appropriate pain management.

A certificate is issued on completion.


On completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate types of pain and how to relieve/manage acute pain
  • Identify different classes of analgesia and their:
  • Mode of action
  • Duration of action
  • Adverse effects
  • Describe how multimodal analgesia and non-pharmacological interventions are used to treat patients with acute pain
  • Identify patients at significant risk of opioid related complications.
  • Consider physical, psychological and sociological aspects when determining patient’s analgesic requirement


This module is designed for clinical nurses, midwives and junior medical officers and may qualify for up to 0.4 hrs of Continuous Professional Development