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Non-pharmacological interventions for Pain Management in Older Adults

Non-pharmacological interventions for Pain Management in Older Adults

Non-pharmacological interventions for Pain Management in Older Adults

Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, MS, RNC, AHNBC, DAAPM
Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, MS, RNC, AHNBC, DAAPM
on behalf of American Holistic Nurses Association

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Launch date: 04 Dec 2017
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Last updated: 22 Aug 2018

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Older adults can be especially susceptible to the debilitating effects of chronic pain, yet there are often barriers to successfully alleviating pain on the part of elderly patients and the health care professionals who treat them. This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults.
In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse.

Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Discuss 2 reasons that non-pharmacologic interventions are important for older adults who experience acute and/or chronic pain.

2. Describe at least 3 non-pharmacologic interventions that can be used with older adults who experience acute and/or chronic pain.
Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, MS, RNC, AHNBC, DAAPM

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Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, MS, RNC, AHNBC, DAAPM
on behalf of American Holistic Nurses Association

Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, RNC, AHNBC, DAAPM, works as Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC. She serves as a pain management consultant, a leader influencing policy and procedure development, educator for patients, families, nurses and other health care providers, researcher in pain management and nursing care, and provider of clinical care. She is also chair of the nursing research committee. Dr. Quinlan-Colwell has had extensive pain management experience in clinical and coordinator roles at Duke University Medical Center, hospice, palliative, and home health care with several agencies including UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Hospice and Palliative Care, and Castle Point VA Medical Center (NY). She currently is certified in pain management nursing (ANCC), Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHNBC), and holistic stress management instruction and is a diplomat in the American Academy of Pain Management. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed nursing journals as well as book chapters on therapeutic touch and acute pain management. She has presented her research nationally and internationally and routinely addresses health care professionals on various aspects of pain management.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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