Pain: The 5th Vital Sign [PSW/Family Caregivers]
Pain is the greatest threat to comfort and a person’s quality of life. It is highly prevalent in the older population with 60-75% of people over the age of 65 reporting at least some persistent pain. Despite this, the elderly are often untreated or undertreated for pain. Effective pain management involves a collaborative team approach exploring factors that contribute to the person’s pain and working with the individual to understand their pain and meet their treatment goals
Welcome to the course on Pain Management in the Elderly. This course is designed for health care providers’ continuing education and professional development. It is intended to increase your knowledge of pain management in the elderly through the delivery of core curriculum, interactive activities, case studies, knowledge check questions and reflective practice.
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- Course Description & Resources
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: Types of Pain - Pain in the Cognitively Impaired Person
- Lesson 3: Screening, Assessment and Documentation
- Lesson 4: Intervention & Pain Management Therapies
Course Completion Criteria
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