On Golden Pond: Geriatric Pain Management
Success! People are generally living longer, but within this ever-increasing demand for providing more geriatric patient care lies a common and challenging concern of our aging population: pain management. Overall geriatric care revolves around the infamous Beers List of Medications that has had multiple revisions and updates, most recently in 2019, all concentrating on using the safest and most effective medications. Not surprisingly, many pain management medications appear in the targeted medication groups within the Beers List, thus the impetus for clinician expertise in medication selection and dosing. The aging process alone, or combined with untreated pain, can lead to many trickling unfavorable effects—including impaired cognition, sleep disturbances, reduced function, less social involvement, and an overall reduction in quality of life. Yet, conversely when pain is inappropriately treated in the elderly, the same if not worse harmful effects present themselves. Join us to discuss just how to amplify your pain management treatment selections for the elderly population. Consider this discussion one that can contribute to a great holiday family meal conversation for all the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.
- 1.00 AANP
- 0.40 AANP Pharmacology Hours
- 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
- 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
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