Webinar Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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Course CE Credits: 
1 Contact hour
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Course Description: 

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

Free for NHCGNE members! Contact us at 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