What is a pain management specialist nurse and can I become one?
Nurse specialist explains what her role involves and offers advice on the qualifications and experience you need to move into this fascinating specialty
Pain management nurse specialists provide nursing expertise and advice for patients, enabling them to carry out their day-to-day activities and functions without being limited by pain. We work across all specialties autonomously, providing evidence-based care that is ethical, professional and non-judgemental.
What does the role involve?
There are three main elements:
- Carrying out holistic patient assessments in the clinical setting using verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Discussing pharmacological and non-pharmacological options for managing pain, explaining the risks and benefits before treatment
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