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Geriatric Surgery Modules for Perioperative Evaluation and Management: Pain and Delirium

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Geriatric Surgery Modules for Perioperative Evaluation and Management: Pain and Delirium

University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Jason Johanning, Jane Potter, Ed Vandenberg
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
18774
Date Posted: 
08/06/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
11/13/2009
Abstract: 

Modules created to improve performance and knowledge of Perioperative Surgical Care in Geriatric Patients.

Educational objectives: 

To improve performance and knowledge of perioperative management pain and delirium in Geriatric Patients. On completion of delirium module, the resident should be able to: 1) Identify a patient suffering from delirium postoperatively. 2) List factors to reduce and prevent delirium in the elderly patient. 3) Identify treatment strategies for the delirious elderly postoperative patient. On completion of pain module, the resident should be able to: Knowledge: List the prevalence of pain in the elderly. List the reasons to treat post-operative pain. Discuss the age & disease related changes that predispose to more pain and influence treatment. Describe the unique problems of pain management in the elderly. Describe the evaluation of acute pain in the elderly. Describe the assessment of acute pain in the elderly. List the nonpharmacologic means of pain management. List the pharmocologic means of pain management. Skills: Demonstrate the ability to use assessment tools for level of pain. Demonstrate the use of the level of function as assessment tool of level of pain. Develop a management plan for pain control post operatively. Attitudes: Develop an understanding and empathy for the differences in pain manifestation in elderly.

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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Dr. Ed Vandenberg evandenb@unmc.edu


Suggested Citation:
Jason Johanning, Dr. Jane Potter and Dr. Ed Vandenberg. Geriatric Surgery Modules for Perioperative Evaluation and Management: Pain and Delirium. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/18774