ELNEC Geriatric Module 4: Pain Assessment & Management

 

As a healthcare professional, you need to work collaboratively with the older adult, their family, and your interdisciplinary colleagues toward the best use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to manage the older adult’s pain. This course provides foundational information for assessing and addressing pain in the older adult. In this course, you will learn the basic principles of pain assessment and management in the older adult with a focus on pain in palliative care and at the end of life.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50
REL-PAL-ELNEC-GER4

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50- This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-ELNEC-GER4
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Identify barriers to adequate pain relief at the end of the older adult's life.

List the components of a comprehensive pain assessment.
Describe non-pharmacologic interventions used to relieve pain, including special precautions and ways to implement these interventions.
Describe pharmacologic interventions used to relieve pain, including non-opioids, opioids, and adjuvant therapies.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Pain Assessment A. Meet Madeline B. Practice Guidelines C. Pain in Older Adults D. Age-Related Changes E. Categories of Pain F. Challenges to Pain Assessment G. Pain Assessment Tools H. Pain Etiology I. Location J. Severity K. Character/Quality L. Duration and Pattern M. Aggravating and Alleviating N. Effects of Pain O. Goals of Care P. Pain Assessment in Nonverbal Adults Q. Hierarchy of Pain Assessment R. Testimonial #1 S. When to Assess T. Review U. Summary Section 3: Pharmacologic Interventions A. Barriers to Pain Relief B. Pharmacologic Therapy C. Acetaminophen D. Adverse Effects of APAP E. NSAIDs F. Adverse Effects of NSAIDs G. Opioids H. Methadone I. A Note about Meperidine J. Opioid Adverse Effects K. Opioid Reversal L. Allergic Reactions M. Barriers to Opioid Use N. WHO Ladder O. Duration of Analgesic Effects P. Opioid Dosing Q. Equianalgesic Conversion R. Adjuvant Therapy S. Interventional Therapy T. Cancer Therapy U. Review V. Summary Section 4: Non-Pharmacologic Interventions A. Common Myths B. Non-Pharmacologic Approaches C. Before Starting Therapy D. Cold and Heat Applications E. Massage F. Positioning G. Distraction H. Relaxation I. Music J. Comfort Foods K. Testimonial #2 L. Complementary Therapy M. Review N. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Carol Long, PhD, RN, FPCN
Dr. Carol Long is a national expert in community-based health care and has assumed varied nursing and consulting positions in research and education. Dr. Long has numerous articles, monographs, book chapters, and two books related to community-based care, end-of-life care, hospice, and pain management. She has presented end-of-life and palliative care for advanced dementia training nationally and internationally. She is Co-Director of the Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia program at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, Arizona. She received the Distinguished ELNEC-Core Trainer Award and was inducted as a Fellow of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Dr. Long was honored with the Excellence in Research and Education Award from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and in 2011 became a Transcultural Nursing Scholar with the Transcultural Nursing Society of America. Disclosure: Carol Long, PhD, RN, FPCN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Connie Dahlin
Connie Dahlin, APRN-BC, ACHPN®, FPCN, FAAN is an advanced practice nurse with extensive administrative, clinical, and academic experience in hospice and palliative care across the health continuum. Ms. Dahlin is educated and prepared as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and a nurse practitioner in palliative care and adult primary care. She has been involved with end-of-life care for over 20 years. Her roles include administration of urban and community hospices as well as inpatient and outpatient palliative care. She co-founded one of the pioneer palliative care services at Massachusetts General Hospital where she was also Co-Director of the outpatient palliative care service. Currently, Ms. Dahlin is the Director of Professional Practice at the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), a consultant to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, and Co-PI for a grant to educate rural and community APRNs on primary palliative care. She practices as a palliative nurse practitioner at the North Shore Medical Center in Massachusetts. She serves on the national ELNEC faculty and was consultant to APRN and critical care ELNEC. Ms. Dahlin is the palliative care content expert on the Measurement Applications Partnership (MAP) Clinical Workgroup as well as the Patient and Family Care Workgroup, and is on the American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award Selection Committee. She was the editor for 2nd and 3rd edition of National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Palliative Care, Past President and board member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, and past board member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of MA. She is a clinical associate professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and serves as faculty of the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care. Ms. Dahlin is a Fellow of Hospice and Palliative Nursing and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Disclosure: Connie Dahlin has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: The National ELNEC Project
 Disclosure: The National ELNEC Project has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level Nurses; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Social Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care; and the following practice categories: Hospice.
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