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Recognition of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

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Recognition of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Keela A. Herr, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
National Institute on Aging
POGOe Id: 
20427
Date Posted: 
08/25/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
08/09/2012
Abstract: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Herr will discuss the problem of pain in older adults with cognitive impairment, as well as the challenges and issues related to recognizing and assessing pain in this population. In addition, she will identify and evaluate existing tools for the assessment of pain in cognitively impaired older adults, and she will describe approaches to an overall pain assessment strategy and goals of care.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Recognize the problem of pain in older persons with cognitive impairment.
  2. Discuss challenges and issues related to recognizing and assessing pain in persons with cognitive impairment.
  3. Identify and evaluate existing tools for assessment of pain in this population.
  4. Describe approaches to an overall pain assessment strategy for persons with cognitive impairment
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

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1 hour
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Dr. Keela A. Herr. Recognition of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20427