Price: 
$79.00
Webinar Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Webinar Time: 
60
Course CE Credits: 
1 Contact hour
Course Format: 
Archive
Course Target audience: 
RN
Interprofessional
Course Description: 

This webinar is part of NHCGNE's Mayday Fund Pain and Palliative Care Webinar Series.

Free for NHCGNE members! Contact us at nhcgne@nyu.edu for more information.

Many older adults experience conditions, such as dementia, that impair the ability to self-report pain. In these special populations, assessment approaches must be used that rely on other sources of data, including behavioral or nonverbal expressions of pain. Untreated pain in non-verbal populations impairs functioning and quality of life, and special attention is required to effectively manage pain in this vulnerable population.

Course Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe a hierarchical approach for assessing pain in non-verbal populations, including the use of pain behavior assessment tools.
2. Discuss recommendations for the treatment of pain in this population utilizing multi-modal approaches.

Course Disclaimer: 

The presenter has no conflict of interest. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship.

The New York University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Author: Keela A. Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FAAN
Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa