• Course

3 hours

Hospital doctors, Foundation doctors, Medical Students....

Management of acute pain in adults: a guide for foundation doctors

After completing this course of modules, you should:

  • Understand the importance of pain assessment
  • Know how to use an analgesic ladder to guide treatment
  • Be familiar with common analgesic drugs and their side effects
  • Know how to assess a patient who presents acutely with loin pain or renal colic
  • Be able to adapt this knowledge to specific patients, including elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and patients on long term opioids.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning courses 2.5 credits, 2:30 hours This course is accredited to the combined value of the modules it contains.

Release date

22 Apr 2014

Expiration date

22 Apr 2016