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NVHCA/NVCAL Academy Summit III Training
According to recently published studies, resident pain is one of the most frequently un-assessed and untreated problems in Long-Term Care. While assessment and treatment of pain are important in assisting the resident in obtaining optimal function, many barriers exist to providing quality care. This workshop will provide participants with the information and tools necessary to recognize pain, the affect it is having on their residents and current treatments, including non-pharmacological approaches to care. The American Pain Society Book “Pain: Current Understanding of Assessment, Management and Treatments” will be utilized as a course handout, as well as additional assessment and monitoring tools. Case studies will be discussed. Participants will complete a post-test to ascertain knowledge gained as well as a course evaluation.
1. Identify the barriers to pain assessment and treatment, as well as the consequences of under treatment.
2. Explain the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in pain and pain perception.
3. Describe the core principles and goals of pain assessment and care planning.
4. List the type of pharmacological treatments including the doses, the routes, the actions, the common adverse effects and the National Health Institutes algorithm for pain management.
5. Distinguish the similarities and differences for pain management and treatment among different resident populations.
6. Discuss the role of non-pharmacological interventions for pain management.
7. Discuss the pain management quality scorecard and assess your current pain management program.