Geriatric Pain Knowledge Assessment
A clinician

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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

Geriatric ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) : A national end-of-life educational program

Pain Terminology

Pain-Types Terminology : glossary of terms associated with various types of pain, including clinical application.

Pain Assessment Terminology : glossary of terms associated with pain assessment, including clinical application.

Pain Treatment Terminology : glossary of terms associated with pain treatment, including clinical application.

Miscellaneous Pain Resources

Pain Myths: List of myths about pain with "reality" explanation including table listing assessment and intervention approaches for specific older adults and family barriers to pain management.

Barriers to Effective Pain Management : List of pain barriers and suggested approaches for addressing each.

PDF iconEducation Game: The Pain Jeopardy Game is a fun way to reinforce content that has just been, or has recently been taught in an in-service about pain management. - Jeopardy Game Instructions

Detecting Discomfort DVD and How to Try This Video : How to detect discomfort or pain in older adults ($49.99)

LIVE Without Pain: National hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) : Pain education and management resources

Pain Position Statement

Pain Management in Patients with Addictive Disease (ASPMN)