Talk on Pain Management
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This talk highlights the role of nurses in pain assessment and management of patients at the end-of-life. It provides an understanding of what pain is, and identifies different types of pain. Participants will learn how to conduct pain assessment, using pain assessment tools and strategies. Pain management strategies, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, will also be introduced.
This 4-hour introductory talk aims to help participants to:
- Understand the principles of pain assessment and management in palliative care
- Be aware of commonly used opioids and its side effects in cancer pain management
Please see the brochure here.
The following topics will be covered:
- Pain and concept of ‘Total Pain’
- Pain assessment and its barrier
- Different types of pain and its common descriptors
- World Health Organization ‘analgesic ladder’
- The non-pharmacological approach in the management of pain
- The pharmacological approach including commonly used opioids in cancer pain
- The role of nurses in assessment and management of pain
Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, and Nursing Support Care Staff working in nursing homes, hospices, or community hospitals who care for patients with life-limiting conditions.
Ms Sylvia Lee Ling Ling
Advanced Practice Nurse, Dover Park Hospice (Home Care)
Post-Master’s Adv Cert in Palliative Care (USA), MN & BN (Syd),
Palliative Care NP (NY), Registered Nurse
Sylvia is the first Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in Singapore. She began her journey as a Palliative Care nurse since 1999, after completing her Master of Nursing (Clinical Practice – Gerontology) at the University of Sydney, Australia. In mid-2006, she completed her Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate: Advanced Practice Nursing in Palliative Care at New York University, USA. She obtained her license to practise as Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner in New York State & being accredited by US National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses to practise as Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (2006-2010).
Sylvia is currently an Advanced Practice Nurse (Palliative Care) with the Home Care and Programme Dignity team (integrated palliative home care services) at Dover Park Hospice.
Sylvia is also a certified End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium – International (ELNEC) trainer. She is actively involved in providing Palliative Care Nursing training to nurses from various care settings at basic and advanced practice level.
In 2009, Sylvia was awarded the prestigious ‘President’s Award for Nurses’, and in 2004, she received the inaugural ‘Healthcare Humanity Award’, in recognition of her contributions to palliative care nursing.
Course fees before subsidy: SGD 149.80 per person (including GST)
*Prevailing course fee subsidy for staff working in eligible Community Care organisations:
90% for Singaporean/PR and 45% for non-Singaporean/PR.
*Organisations will be billed the amount after subsidy.
Date: 22 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Venue: Online Zoom platform
Please register by 7 Nov 2022. To register, please email to email@example.com