This webinar will cover the assessment and management of chronic pain in older people including the important differences in prevalence, presentation and analgesia in older people and how we can help older people live well with pain.
Foundation or advanced pharmacists in older people’s medicine or in more generalist settings including primary care, as well as other healthcare professionals including nurses and AHPs who are managing pain in older people will find this webinar of great benefit.
The aim of the webinar is to provide attendees with an overview of pain in older people including the differences between older and younger patients, how to assess pain and treatment effectiveness in older people and strategies to help older people live well with pain.
After this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Describe the differences in pain prevalence, presentation and appropriateness/ handling of analgesia in older people
- Assess pain and effectiveness and appropriateness of analgesia in older people
- Discuss how to work in partnership with an older person so they feel empowered to take responsibility for their pain, and can learn to live well with it
Heather Smith, Consultant Pharmacist: Older People, NHS Leeds CCG embedded in Leeds GP Confederation
Lis Farquhar, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist for Chronic Pain Management, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Derek Taylor, Chair of UKCPA Older People’s Group, Assistant Director of Pharmacy – Governance & Risk, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospitals, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust