Education for Clinicians

Review the following resources for Clinicians who care for older adults who are experiencing pain.

Pain PowerPoint Presentations

Understanding Pain in Older Adults Presentation - 5 narrated PowerPoint slide presentations focused on skilled nursing and long-term care residents.

Geriatric ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) -A national end-of-life educational program administered by the City of Hope National Medical Center (COH) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Pain Terminology and Applications

Pain-Related Terminology and Clinical Application - Table outlining pain terminology, definitions, and clinical applications.

Types of Pain, Examples, and Management - Table outlining types of pain & examples, typical descriptions, and non-pharmacological treatments and effective drug classes.

Pain Position Statement

Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders - The American Society for Pain Management Nursing and the International Nurses Society on Addictions position statement/white paper Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders. 

Miscellaneous Pain Resources

Common Pain Myths, Misperceptions, and Barriers - List of myths about pain with "reality" explanation including a table listing assessment and intervention approaches for specific older adult and family barriers to pain management.

Webpage Last Revised 05.08.2024