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Advanced Pain Management in Long-Term Care

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify advanced strategies for management of pain in older adults in the long-term care setting.


$15.00

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Select two (2) processes of pain screening and pain assessment in the long-term care setting.
  2. Identify two (2) non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
  3. Identify two (2) pharmacological interventions to manage pain.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about advanced strategies for management of pain in older adults in the long-term care setting by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.

Author

Sarah O’Shea, PharmD, RPh

Sarah graduated from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in 2015 and is currently employed as a pharmacist at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah worked as a staff pharmacist in the main hospital pharmacy before transitioning to a unit-based position where she serves as the clinical pharmacist for women’s surgery. She assists the nursing staff on the floor with medication related questions or problems, ensures patient medication profiles are appropriate, and enters medication orders for that unit. Prior to working as a pharmacist, Sarah spent seven years as a hospital pharmacy technician, helping her bridge the gap between pharmacist and technician responsibilities in the hospital, and better informing her mentorship role for both junior pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

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Advanced Pain Management in Long-Term Care

$15.00

Pain is a widespread concern for long-term care (LTC) residents and those who care for them. In LTC, pain is prevalent, but often under-reported, under-detected, under-assessed, and under-treated. Regulatory authorities expect pain to be assessed and managed as do residents and their families. This educational activity defines pain and explores advanced pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management strategies that promote the highest practicable level of well-being and functioning for persons living with pain.

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