PCOA-PCP 9: Persistent Pain in Older Adults

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Course Target Audience

  • Primary Care Practitioners- NPs

Course Description

Practitioners will be able to describe how persistent pain presents and understand how to assess pain in older adults, including those living with dementia and/or multiple chronic conditions with standardized pain scales

Overview

This course describes how persistent pain presents and understand how to assess pain in older adults, including those living with dementia and/or multiple chronic conditions with standardized pain scales. After completing this course, practitioners will be able to describe and evaluate the efficacy of traditional and non-traditional pain treatment options, understand how to manage pain at the end of life and referrals to pain clinics, and understand the cultural influence on pain perception and reporting. 

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how persistent pain presents.
  2. Understand how to assess pain in older adults, including those living with dementia and/or multiple chronic conditions with standardized pain scales.
  3. Describe and evaluate the efficacy of traditional and non-traditional pain treatment options.
  4. Understand how to manage pain at the end of life and referrals to pain clinics.
  5. Understand the cultural influence on pain perception and reporting.