Date: April 10, 2019
Time: 07:00PM - 08:30PMYou must be registered to participate!
Approximately 70% of US nursing home residents with chronic pain are regularly prescribed opioids, yet studies and guidelines on medication use in older adults warn that these drugs may have particularly adverse effects—and may even be largely ineffective as pain treatment—in this vulnerable population. Opioids and ineffective pain management can contribute to the worsening of residents’ quality of life and nursing homes’ quality measures, including pain, falls, weight loss, and depression. This webinar will review published guidelines on opioid use, and describe the importance of alternative pain treatment customized to residents’ individual needs using both nonpharmacological and non-opioid treatments for pain management.
1.50- CMD Management
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The following AMDA Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: John Loome – Genesis HealthCare: Full-Time Employee; Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD – UHG-Optum: Full-Time Employee; all others have no financial relationships to disclose.
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