Chronic pain is very common in older adults, but has remained misunderstood, under-diagnosed, and inappropriately treated, as NPs have not been adequately prepared in pain assessment and management. This session focuses on the new AGS guidelines, stresses the importance of continued education for the NP, and identifies those barriers that once precluded the NP from achieving an effective pain management program for geriatric patients.
Contact hours available until 9/21/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speakers have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Identify age-related physiologic changes in older adults and how these changes affect pain management.
Discuss the components included in a comprehensive geriatric pain assessment.
Discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions that are appropriate for older adults.