This course discusses how pain affects the elderly, including common causes and types of pain. Discusses why pain is undertreated among the elderly, the challenges of assessing pain in the elderly, and how caregivers can help their older clients cope with pain.
Describe the differences between acute and chronic pain.
List at least three common causes of pain among the elderly.
Discuss at least four reasons why pain may not be fully managed for elderly clients.
Describe at least three obstacles to assessing pain in elderly clients.
Demonstrate your knowledge of how pain affects the elderly as you go about your daily work.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.