Pharmacological Management of Pain in the Older Adult | Conditions of the Older Adult

Get access to strategies and tools to assist and assess patients with pain, particularly those in the elderly population. 

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This course will focus on the pharmacological management of pain, with a specific emphasis on the elderly population. The course will provide an overview of the problems and barriers that exist in pain management for the elderly and the associated consequences. The course will explore the pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management and the evidence behind them. Furthermore, this course will provide tools and strategies for assessing patients with pain and identifying drug-related problems that may impact their pain control. Strategies for addressing drug-related problems, including dose adjustments, discontinuation, and switching to alternative therapies will also be covered. 

This module is extracted from the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course. The content in this module provides current treatment guidelines for all populations and are not necessarily specific to geriatric care. 

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:  

  • Understand the problems and barriers in pain management in the elderly   
  • Review the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain in this population   
  • Learn to assess the patient and offer solutions to their drug related problems as it relates to pain control  

Course outline:

  • Learning Module
  • Multiple Choice Exam
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

Who should take this course:

This online professional development program is developed for pharmacists who would like to increase their confidence and practice knowledge in managing conditions of older adults.  

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Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to OPA’s Terms and Conditions of Purchase for cancellation policies.