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114509 - Optimising the function of older patients with chronic non-cancer pain: the importance of a tailored approach to assessment and treatment

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The under-reporting of pain in older adults is frequent, often leading to the undertreatment of pain. Challenges contributing to this include age-related differences to the perception of pain, cognitive impairment, and physiological changes affecting pharmacology. 

The most frequently identified causes of chronic non-cancer pain include lower back pain and osteoarthritis. Research indicates that localised tissue damage resulting from an acute injury can result in ongoing pain with a nociceptive and/or neuropathic component, leading to nervous system sensitisation and a chronic pain state.

Learning outcomes
  • Recall current guidelines for best practice management of chronic pain
  • Apply an evidence-based approach to identifying patients whose chronic non-cancer pain symptoms are sub-optimally managed
  • Optimise pain management for the elderly patients using a tailored approach
  • Recognise the role of long-acting analgesic preparations in chronic pain management and identify patients who would benefit from this approach
  • Delivery
    Title
    114509 - Optimising the function of older patients with chronic non-cancer pain: the importance of a tailored approach to assessment and treatment
    Location
    Duration
    1.5 hours
    Start Date
    18-Oct-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD
    1.5 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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