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Acute pain in the ICCU

This topic is a part of the most innovative E-learning platform (ESCeL) on Acute Cardiovascular Care with a portfolio of 79 courses among 11 sections.

This topic sub-chapter comprises eight core modules which when completed provide a detailed overview of the causes and consequences and management of pain in Acute Cardiovascular Care.

The aim is to improve knowledge in this important area, thereby improving patient outcomes in Acute Cardiac Care.

This content offers the learner a focused and interactive educational experience based on the ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd edition 2015 - by H. Laycock and S. Jaggar. 

What’s inside?

9 courses on:

  • Introduction
  • Pain physiology
  • Causes of Pain in Acute Cardiac Care
  • Consequences of pain
  • Pain assessments
  • Principles of Acute Pain Management
  • Pain in Special Circumstances
  • Local anaesthetics
  • Patient safety issues in pain management

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

How to access online courses?

Make sure to log in with your My ESC account (Username and Password) to access topics included in your membership level.

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Course Co-ordinator

  • Dr Susanna Price

Course Contributors

  • Dr Helen Laycock
  • Dr Sian Jaggar