Pain management in elderly patients often requires using alternatives to opioids due to side effects and social situations. Alternative strategies for different types of pain are discussed. The best starting points for working with patients who have opioid issues but require opioids are also discussed.
Contact hours available until 9/24/2018.
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, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Midge Bowers discloses that she is a member of the speakers’ bureau (training only) for Amgen.
Speaker: Eric Boyd discloses that he holds stock in Stimwave Medical device (spinal cord stimulator). He further discloses that he serves as an inactive member of the speakers’ bureau for Purdue Pharma.
There are no other 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.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify several alternative strategies for the management of pain than using standard opioid therapies.