Webinar Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016
Course CE Credits: 
1 Contact Hour
Course Format: 
Recorded Webinar
Course Target audience: 
Course Description: 

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.

Course Learning Objectives: 

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.

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: Debra Bakerjian , PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP
Professor Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis Health System