Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: No planning committee member discloses a potential or actual conflict of interest.
Speakers: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) 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.
Objectives: 1. Identify causes of pain in the geriatric patient population which are a result of aging and immobility and disease states. 2. Define the differences between an opioid vs. non-opioid, types of pain medications, and appropriate uses for each type. 3. Describe the risk benefit burden of types of pain medications . 4. Generate a pain plan of care for types of pain that may be experienced by a geriatric patient. 5. Identify different pain medication mechanisms to provide pain relief to at- risk geriatric populations. 6. Describe the impact receptor activity has on treatment, side effects, and dependence in the geriatric population. 7. Explain federal rules and regulations for prescribing and use of opioids in long-term care, hospital, and community setting. 8. Discuss the indication, dosing, and conversions of methadone.