Pain Management in the Older Patient: What's Necessary and What is Harmful
CME Credit Available:
This activity offers 1.0 1A AOA
This activity discusses the pain management principles as it relates to older patients.
Note: As of June 27, 2023, all DEA registered practitioners must complete a one-time eight-hour training requirement on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. This lecture will count as one-hour toward the eight-hour requirement.
- Understand the prevalence of pain in the older adult patient population
- Recognize the impact that pain has on mortality and quality of life in the older adult
- Apply the CDC Guideline for Opioid Prescribing in caring for the older adult patient