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2020 GAPNA Annual Conference

040 - PAIN COACH – Pain Assessment Interventions Needed When Considering Older Adult Care for Healthcare Providers

Sep 23, 2020 5:00pm ‐ Sep 23, 2020 6:00pm


Sponsored by UK HealthCare CECentral in collaboration with The France Foundation and is supported by a grant from the REMS Program Companies. This pre-conference program on the treatment and monitoring of pain in older adults who receive opioid analgesics uses a combination of traditional and personalized learning methods, including a brief didactic presentation of highlights of the FDA Blueprint curriculum, interactive “What would YOU do?” case-based clinical practice questions, and a clinician-patient role-play counseling demonstration.


Medicine This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and The France Foundation. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies - Patient care and Medical knowledge Nursing

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

An Equal Opportunity University

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

• Review types of pain and their mechanisms

• Recognize the increasing incidence and impact of chronic pain on function and quality of life of older persons

• Utilize appropriate pain assessment and screening tools

• Review potential adverse events that limit use of pharmacologic agents in older persons

• Design a multimodal plan of care that includes appropriate nonpharmacologic therapies as well as pharmacologic (non-opioid and opioid) agents with known safety profiles in older persons

• Recognize when referral to a pain specialist is needed

• Recognize persons with or at risk for opioid use disorder

• Identify appropriate interventions for patients with OUD

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships with Commercial Interests

No speakers, planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee or anyone who controls content at either the University of Kentucky or The France Foundation have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

UK and TFF require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. UK and TFF do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.


The University of Kentucky and The France Foundation present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The University of Kentucky, The France Foundation, and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Acknowledgement This activity is provided by the University of Kentucky in collaboration with The France Foundation and the Montana Nurses Association.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.

Complete CNE Evaluation


  • Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor / Associate Dean for Research and Innovations, Stony Brook University School of Nursing
  • Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP, Director of Comprehensive Care and Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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