At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Select two (2) processes of pain screening and pain assessment in the long-term care setting.
Identify two (2) non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
Identify two (2) pharmacological interventions to manage pain.
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.
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.