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Dr Tim Williams 10 Top Tips for managing pain - a guide for GP’s

Posted by 'PeteMoore' Sat, February 02, 2019

Dr Tim Williams 10 Top Tips for managing pain - a guide for GP's

  1. Self-Managing with confidence is the aim of management.
  2. Expect persistent pain to be a Long Term Condition, so you can take your time. 
  3. Listen to the ‘pain story’ from start to finish. (appointment 1) 
  4. Form with patient- person centred goals for their future. (appointment 2 and onwards) 
  5. Metaphors can be used to explain persistent pain concepts to patients.
  6. Analgesia should be kept simple and effective. 
  7. Neuropathic pain may require special attention. 
  8. Ask about life – It’s not all about the pain. Consider sleep, mood, activity etc. 
  9. Give strong opiates with extreme caution and careful review. 
  10. Encourage continuity with a limited number of involved health care professionals.

 

 

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