Pain in Older People Workshop

26 Feb 2020 10:30 - 15:00

20 Cavendish Square , Marylebone , London, W1G 0RN

Do you work identifying, assessing and managing pain for older patients with complex medical needs?

Presented by the RCN Pain and Palliative Care Forum and the RCN Older Persons Forum the workshop will explore common causes of pain in older people and provide practical guidance on assessment and ongoing management.

By the end of the workshop attendees will have an awareness of the prevalence of pain and the impact that unrelieved pain can have on function in older people. Attendees will gain an understanding of the physiology, expression and assessment of pain, and the importance of assessing and documenting the impact of any interventions within care records. The workshop will also showcase non-pharmacological and discuss pharmacological treatments and recent evidence on the use of validated assessment tools for specific patient populations.

We would encourage professionals working with older people and particularly members of the nursing team working in primary care, residential and nursing home settings providing care.



20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.

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Topics we will be covering include:

  • Prevalence and impact of pain in older people
  • Pain assessment in older people
  • Pain management in older people
  • Promoting self-management
  • The trouble with opioids
  • Patient centred pain management and end of life care for older people with a learning disability or cognitive impairment

Online bookings are the easiest and fastest way to book 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Bookings can be made by phone with payment by credit card/Maestro, by calling: 02920546460. Lines are open from 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings can also be made by post with a downloaded booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice posted to: Event registrations, PO Box 2329, Cardiff CF23 8YZ.

A booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice can also be faxed to: 02920546489.

Payment by invoice is available on request. A Purchase Order and booking form are required.

All bookings will be confirmed in writing.

You will not be registered for this event unless payment accompanies your application. Places cannot be held provisionally.

The RCN reserves the right to refuse any booking at any time.





RCN MEMBERS: £50 PLUS VAT (£60.00)

NON-MEMBERS: £75 PLUS VAT (£90.00)

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For any queries about this event please contact:

Andy Murphy, Business Events Organiser
020 7647 3960

For any sponsorship and exhibition queries please contact:
Ludovic Williams, Corporate Relations Account Executive

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