There are many barriers to effective chronic pain management in older adults. The barriers include limited guidelines that specifically target older adults, lack of healthcare professional education, healthcare professionals’ concerns about the potential treatment-related adverse effects, and older adult beliefs about pain and pain treatments.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 4/29/2025.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speakers Disclosures: There are no speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education 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 potential barriers to optimal chronic pain management and describe the age-related physiologic changes resulting in altered drug absorption and decreased renal excretion that impact drug selection.
University of Hawaii at Hilo