Pain management that works
In this session we will explore the prevalence and causes of pain in older adult residents and how that pain affects them in terms of cognitive, emotional and physical health and safety. We will look more closely at the relationship between pain and pressure ulceration in terms of increased risk and more challenging management, and explore management options including pharmacological, non-pharmacological and self-management.
- Identify the main causes and prevalence of pain in older adults.
- Describe the impact of pain on the individual in terms of cognition, psychological wellbeing and physical health.
- Describe how to assess pain.
- Select appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological management strategies.