Pain in children: assessment and management (AJP July 2020)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Zaheeda Patel

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview of the assessment and management pain in children including observational assessment tools, and non-pharmacological treatment options.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. describe the prevalence of pain in children and adolescents, understanding the differences that occur in prevalence due to age and gender;
  2. explain the benefits of using observational pain assessment tools in younger children;
  3. describe the characteristics of pain assessment tools, including FLACC;
  4. identify suitable non-pharmacological treatment options for pain in children.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2

Accreditation number: A2007AJP1    Accreditation expires: 01/07/2022

This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hours of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.