Details and Registration

6h CPD

Management of chronic/persistent pain in older people

This seminar focuses on advanced skills development for nurses caring for older people in any setting who suffer from chronic/ persistent pain. Many older people needing nursing care suffer from one or more serious, chronic illnesses that are characterised by pain. How is this pain assessed and how are appropriate interventions identified, particularly for those with cognitive impairment? What are the myths and counter facts of opioid use in older people and what is the place of non-pharmacological therapies?

Program includes:

  • an overview of pain in chronic disease:  definitions and attitudes: differentiating persistent and acute pain

  • myths and counter-facts regarding opioids and the place for non-pharmacological interventions

  • ssessment of pain, particularly in those who cannot articulate their symptoms

  • linking pain to behaviour in those with dementia

  • partnership in care: a team approach, including the family and the general practitioner.

    Member $190, Non-member $240, Job Rep or SIG member $180




 Date Venue Sessions
 Wed, 16 May 2018 ANMF Melbourne Start Date: 16/05/2018 09:30:00 am
End Date: 16/05/2018 16:30:00 pm
Venue: ANMF Melbourne Presenter: Dr Rosalie Hudson