PCOA-RN 13: Persistent Pain in Older Adults

Price

Course CE Credits

1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour

Course Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This course describes how persistent pain presents and how to assess pain in older adults, including those living with dementia and/or multiple chronic conditions

Overview

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.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Describe types of persistent pain and how it may present in the older adult.
  2. Recognize how health care professionals can assess and manage pain in older adults as part of an interprofessional team.
  3. Understand pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies to improve pain relief. 
  4. Identify validated websites for patients, families and caregivers to increase their knowledge and understanding of pain etiology, treatment and management