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Pain Management in Older Adults

DATE: Friday, July 10th

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

An estimated 50% of older adults living at home and up to 80% of those living in nursing homes have significant pain that is often persistent. There are many challenges that can make it difficult to treat pain in this age group, most notably the presence of other significant health problems and the difficulty of assessing pain in those with cognitive impairment. This session will review different pain types and discuss the misconceptions and consequences of untreated pain in the elderly. Analgesic therapies are examined and the current Illinois laws and regulations, and considerations for use of Cannabis are presented.

AT THE END OF THIS PRESENTATION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Develop an awareness for misconceptions and consequences of untreated pain while recognizing different pain types

  • Examine appropriate dose, duration, and risk for adverse effects with analgesic therapies

  • Describe the current laws for medical cannabis in Illinois, cannabis formulations currently available, evidence for using medical cannabis for various pain indications, and potential adverse effects from therapy

Dr Lisa O’Hara is owner of Comprehensive Therapy Specialists, LLC, an independent pharmacy consulting provider. Lisa has been instrumental in expanding the role of the pharmacist by bringing forth her knowledge as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, the Corporate Clinical Director for a long-term care pharmacy provider, and preceptor of students from both Butler and Purdue University’s School of Pharmacy. Dr O’Hara is a national speaker on multiple pharmacy related topics. Her other contributions include numerous pieces and publications focused on geriatric/long-term care areas such as: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Failure, Osteoporosis, Stroke Prevention, and Unnecessary Medication Use. Dr O’Hara was also a finalist for the Next Generation Pharmacist, Pharmacy Times, Patient Care Provider of the Year (2013).

Administrators: This program has been approved for one hour and fifteen minutes of continuing education by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval #20211011-1.25-A69589-DL.

Administrators, if you have NOT registered with NAB you will NOT receive credits until you set up an account.

Instructions on setting up both a regular NAB account and CE Registry account can be found in NAB CE Registry Handbook for Administrators found here: Click Here

Login page for the NAB CE Registry: Click Here

Important note to individuals with licenses other than nursing home administration:

While these programs are approved through NAB/NCERS for nursing home administrator credits, Forum Extended Care Services suggests that those who hold licenses in other healthcare disciplines such as: nursing, social work, physical therapy, etc. inquire with their respective state licensing board to ensure that the board will accept the credits. All state licensing boards have final say on what credits they accept.

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PRESENTERS:

Lisa O’Hara
Lisa O’HaraPharmD, CGP

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