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Digital Seminar

Older Adults with Pain: Most Effective Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Therapies


Faculty:
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Duration:
1 Hour 04 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 27, 2021
Product Code:
POS078350
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Pain can very seriously impact activities of daily living and quality of life for our elderly patients. Multiple comorbidities, polypharmacy, and potential for harm make it a challenge to determine the appropriate drug, dosages, and maintenance of therapy. Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, will deliver evidence-supported updates for pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies to manage pain in the elderly.

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Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area and is involved in pharmacological and pain management challenges daily. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.

Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally on a variety of topics that draw from his specialty expertise.

Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principles of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition and sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a "dynamic" educator and one of the most engaging presenters around.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians and Midwest Geriatrics Services, and he is the owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He provides legal counseling services to medical professionals and receives compensation. Mr. Atkinson receives a fee for course development from Executive Links. He is adjunct faulty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He owns stocks/shares in Moderna, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Steven Atkinson is a member of the board for MDMA. He is a member of AMDA/PALTC, GMPA, and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

 

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Objectives

  1. Analyze the pathogenesis of pain in the elderly. 
  2. Evaluate screening tools available for the treatment of pain among older adults. 
  3. Differentiate between the most effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for older adults with pain. 

Outline

Pathogenesis of Pain 
  • Acute vs. persistent pain 
  • Nociceptive vs. neuropathic pain 
  • Physiological changes in the elderly 
Assessing the Geriatric Adult for Pain  
  • A comprehensive geriatric exam 
  • Exam for those with dementia 
  • Evaluate screening tool options 
Multimodal Approaches to Pain Management 
  • Non-pharmacological approaches 
  • Pharmacological approaches 
    • Adjuvant therapies 
    • Opioids - Guidelines specific to geriatrics  
    • Cannabinoids  

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Nursing Home Administrators

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