Pain Management


Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5


Analgesia knowledge and the ability to recognise pain is vital in so many aspects of veterinary nursing. This subject will teach students about the nervous system, pain pathways, and the drugs we use to control pain. It will look at recognising pain and pain scoring, as well as alternative methods of controlling pain in our patients including nursing interventions we can provide.



The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 5 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

What topics will we cover?

  • Topic 1 – Nervous System & Special Senses
  • Topic 2 – Physiology of Pain
  • Topic 3 – Recognising & Assessing Pain
  • Topic 4 – Pain Scoring Systems
  • Topic 5 – Analgesics
  • Topic 6 – Treatment of Pain in Small Animals
  • Topic 7 – Local Anaesthesia & Analgesia
  • Topic 8 – Calculating Constant Rate Infusions (CRIs)