The Special Considerations of Pain Management and Opioid Use in Older Adults

June 8, 2022
1:00 PM (EDT)

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Presenter(s): Mehran Mehrabi, DMD, MD

Chairside Pain Management Discussion Chairside Pain Management Checklist

Target Audience: This activity is designed for for Dentists, Administrative Staff, Physicians, Social Workers, Students and Educators, and Interprofessional Teams.

Credit Designations Available: 1 CE

Webinar Description: Many older people have a variety of systemic diseases that have an impact on their oral health care. Analgesic medications may be part of a patient’s comprehensive treatment plan for relieving pain.

Pain management in older, medically complex patients requires special considerations. As physiologic, cognitive, and social factors change, so does the approach to patient centered management of oral healthcare. Dentists prescribing opioids for pain management has evolved but increased awareness to identify misuse, specifically by older adults is needed.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe special considerations for treating older adults, assessing their pain and interpreting their health status.
  • Review risk factors for opioid toxicity in older adults.
  • Review opioid misuse in older adult population.

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Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Other

Presenter
Mehran Mehrabi, DMD, MD
Time Zone
ET