COA-LTC (RN-IP): Persistent Pain in Older Adults



1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour

Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals
  • Registered Nurses


This module describes how persistent pain presents and how to assess pain in older adults, including those living with dementia and/or multiple chronic conditions. After completing this course, practitioners will be able to describe and evaluate the effectiveness of traditional and non-traditional pain treatment options, understand how to manage pain at the end of life, and discuss how prognosis influences treatment decisions.


Audience: RN/IP

Care of Older Adults in the Long-Term Care Setting (COA-LTC) is a series created by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in partnership with ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. The program was created to assure that all healthcare team members have the knowledge to care for older adults in long-term care settings. The program promotes team-based, coordinated, person-centered, evidence-based care for older adults.