Presented by Dr. Cary Reid
Overview: Although emphasis on nonpharmacologic treatment and combination therapies are receiving greater emphasis, analgesics continue to play an important role in addressing pain in older adults. Pharmacologic treatment of pain in the older adult comes with special considerations and challenges, including physiologic changes secondary to aging, superimposed comorbidities, increased risk of adverse effects, and attitudes and beliefs regarding pain and analgesic use, which may pose increased risk for an untoward outcome or ineffective treatment plan.
After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Determine current approaches to address special challenges and considerations in pharmacologic management of pain in older adults.
2. Critically examine evidence-based practices for pharmacologic pain management including current guideline recommendations.
The presenter has no conflict of interest. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship.
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