Managing Pain in Older Persons: A Focus on Opioid Safety (No CME)

August 22, 2014

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Presenter(s): Carol P. Curtiss, MSN, RN-BC

Webinar Description: PCSS-MAT Steering Committee organization, American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) was awarded a PCSS-MAT Mini Grant for its proposal “Safe and Effective Pharmacological Pain Management for Older Adults” to revise the pharmacology content of a geriatric pain management course.  This webinar is part of ASPMN’s mini grant project and will cover the following objectives:

  1. Select appropriate medications based on efficacy and side effects for older adults with pain.
  2. Describe strategies to provide safe multi-modal therapy in older adults with pain.
  3. Construct a pain management plan that includes scheduled reassessment of treatment efficacy, tolerability and evaluation of the risks of misuse, abuse and diversion.

Please note that this webinar does not offer continuing education credits.  However, attendees of the live education will receive an attendance certificate which may be used for their continuing education. Attendance certificates are issued after an evaluation is completed within two weeks of the live presentation.

This webinar is supported by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry under its prime grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  


August 22, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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