Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) Course

We have provided this short course to help you with using your TENS machine at home.

There is a "voice over" on each slide that explains how the machine works and how you can use different settings to get the best from your TENS for you as an individual.

If you are having any difficulty using your TENS we are happy to discuss this with you. If you are a patient at North Bristol NHS Trust Pain Clinic you can telephone the Pain Clinic nurses on 0117 414 7380, or email painclinicteam@nbt.nhs.uk for advice.

There is a TENS Personal Record below the video which you might find helpful, and you can also access our TENS patient information sheet here: https://www.nbt.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/TENS_NBT002573.pdf

To watch and listen to the course, please click on the "Play" button below:

We have made a TENS "Personal record" which you can download and fill in as you try out your TENS machine. The Personal Record will help you to choose different situations to try TENS in, and you can keep a record of the different settings and pad positions you used, and whether they were helpful in each situation. You can download the Personal Record as a pdf version or as a Word document so you can choose which suits you and your computer, tablet or smartphone best.