Pain Management in the Elderly

$35.00

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience, for at least one year
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

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Description

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience, for at least one year
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Objectives:
At the end of the session, participant will be able to:

1. Name the different types of pain and how to identify each type
2. Discuss  the physiology of neuropathic pain
3. Identify the best approaches to treating chronic pain in the elderly
4. Identify the types of treatment available for pain, including non-pharmacologic, pharmacologic and medical cannabis
5. Identify best approaches to managing pain in the frail elderly

Description:
The  elderly suffer often from pain that significantly alters their daily activities and functional ability. They also often have a number of co-morbidities, so the risk of polypharmacy in the elderly make it a challenge to determine the appropriate drug, dosage, and maintenance of therapy. Please join geriatrician Dr. Wendy Lin, who will discuses the type of pain the elderly experience, how to identify each type, the problem of neuropathic pain, and the best ways to approach treating and managing pain in the elderly, including medication, non-pharmacological methods, and cannabis.

Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses Who Work With Geriatric Clients in Acute, Long Term, Ambulatory, & Community Settings
• Home Health Care Staff, Geriatric Day Staff
• Nurses in Transition Care, Mental Health Nurses, Neurology Nurses
• Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians

Dr. Wendy Lin, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Wendy Lin is a specialist in geriatric medicine with an interest in pain management. She has done additional training in palliative care and management of chronic pain, including the use of medical cannabis.  She graduated from University of British Columbia in 2017, and is now a clinical instructor with the university. She is currently working in Fraser Health and does both in- and outpatient work. Outside of work, she is a proud mother of two very noisy girls. Her most desperate wish is to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea in quiet and peace.