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Table 4 Training programme recommendations

From: Pain assessment and management in care homes: understanding the context through a scoping review

Suggested items for training programme inclusion
• Generic pain education, including the exploration of attitudes, barriers and beliefs (open to all relevant staff, including GPs, care assistants etc)
• The use of analgesia in older people – dosages, side effects, and monitoring, including the use of opioids
• Recognition and treatment of pain for people with cognitive impairment
• The use and interpretation of pain assessment tools, and subsequent treatment
• Non-pharmacological pain treatments instead of, or in conjunction with, analgesic medication