Understanding Pain Assessment, Management, and Addiction

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Pain is often a daily problem for the older person. Studies have shown that more than half of older people have bothersome pain and three-quarters of them have pain in more than one location. Seventy-five percent of these individuals also have a chronic disease and take medications that can interact with pain medication, further complicating treatment. That means that many of the people you care for will most likely have pain. They will also most likely be on medication for pain, or need medication for it. In this course, you will learn about pain assessment, management, and addiction as it relates to the use of pain medication. With this knowledge, you can help calm fears of addiction among caregivers allowing for the best care possible of older persons.

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Pain is often a daily problem for the older person. Studies have shown that more than half of older people have bothersome pain and three-quarters of them have pain in more than one location. Seventy-five percent of these individuals also have a chronic disease and take medications that can interact with pain medication, further complicating treatment. That means that many of the people you care for will most likely have pain. They will also most likely be on medication for pain, or need medication for it. In this course, you will learn about pain assessment, management, and addiction as it relates to the use of pain medication. With this knowledge, you can help calm fears of addiction among caregivers allowing for the best care possible of older persons.

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