Details and Registration

6h CPD

Management of chronic/persistent pain in older people

This seminar is designed for all nurses and carers, it focuses on developing advanced skills when caring for older people who suffer from chronic/ persistent pain in any setting. 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 $200, Non-member $280, Job Rep $190,  11 September 2019, 9.30am-4.30pm




 Date Venue Sessions
 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 ANMF Melbourne Start Date: 11/09/2019 09:30:00 am
End Date: 11/09/2019 16:30:00 pm
Venue: ANMF Melbourne Presenter: Assoc Prof Rosalie Hudson