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Promoting the effective management of children’s pain
Promoting the effective management of children’s pain

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Promoting the effective management of children’s pain


Welcome to this free OpenLearn course: Promoting the effective management of children’s pain.

It is designed primarily for anyone with an interest in effectively managing acute pain experienced by children in hospital.

The course is structured in four sections:

  1. why pain matters
  2. creating knowledgeable and confident practitioners and supporting staff to access and use relevant practice guidance
  3. adopting an individual approach to child and family
  4. empowering parents to be effectively involved in the management of their child’s pain.

Each section is designed to take about one hour of study. It is best to tackle them in order, but you can of course, go back and look again over aspects that you would like to revisit for any reason.

You will probably want to make notes as you go along, so choose your preferred method for this, either writing in a notebook or on your computer or tablet. There will also be free response box options inside the activities. Please note anything you add into these boxes will be saved for you to return to, provided you are signed into openlearn and enrolled on the course. But the information saved is only accessible to you and cannot be viewed by anyone else.

At the end of Section 4 you will find a quiz that will challenge you to answer questions on all the materials you have been studying.

This free course provides a sample of the Open University qualification, BSc (Honours) Nursing (Children and Young People) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Enjoy your course!