Paediatric Pain Assessment

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Lecture Overview

In this presentation, paramedic lecturer Jeff Kenneally discusses the many challenges that can arise when assessing paediatric patients, explaining key elements within a paediatric pain assessment that can support your interpretation of a younger patient. A great recap on paediatric pain assessment for any healthcare professional, especially paramedics and emergency workers.


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Jeff Kenneally

Jeff Kenneally has a lifelong commitment to pre-hospital care, having served as an operational paramedic for 34 years, mostly in intensive care roles. He has managed frontline paramedic teams, commanded major events, mentored, educated and worked in communications dispatch centres and at the ambulance air wing. His roles have taken him to rural and metropolitan areas. For four years, Jeff managed the Ambulance Victoria clinical practice guidelines. In recent years, Jeff has turned to university lecturing for paramedic students, including leading international study tours. He is a published author in pre-hospital practice and contributor to numerous major textbooks. In 2018, Jeff was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in recognition of his contribution. See Educator Profile