Online Education | Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2016 - Pain Management in Older Adults

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Pain Management in Older Adults

Course Description

Focusing on the geriatric patient, this module gives tools for measuring and treating chronic pain using both pharmaceutical and holistic approaches.


David Tauben, MD

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Medical Director, UW Center for Pain Relief, Seattle; Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Co-Principal Investigator, UW NIH Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education; Director, UW Telepain, Seattle

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Excellent, with information I can apply in my practice."

Target Audience

For adult nurse practitioners, geriatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Compare and contrast goals and strategies of acute, chronic and palliative pain management.
  2. Describe age related changes in pain physiology and psychology.
  3. Evaluate pain using multidimensional assessment tools.
  4. Delineate types of non-drug and drug treatments for treatment of pain.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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