Quantifying Pain

Course Overview

Inadequate pain control can damage the human-animal bond and impede an animal’s ability to maintain normal function and to recover from injury or illness. This module will focus on the fundamentals in measurement and the scaling and scoring of pain, so that we can more effectively treat patients’ pain and suffering.

This course, approved for 1 RACE CE hour, was written by Dr. Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVA, UTCVM.

This course consists of five lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Pain as a Vital Sign
  • Lesson 2: Behavioral Signs of Pain
  • Lesson 3: Scales and Scoring of Acute Pain
  • Lesson 4: Evaluating Chronic Pain
  • Lesson 5: Case Examples

This course is endorsed by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.



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