Pain management in older people - in aged care facilities and in the community (AJP August 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Dr Jenny Gowan and A/Prof Louis Roller

CPD Credits: 3


This article will examine some options for assessment and safe pain management in the elderly.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. discuss the prevalence of pain;
  2. discuss assessment of pain in the older person;
  3. describe therapy options and practical tips to help minimise risk;
  4. identify multimodal pain management strategies, including non-drug approaches;
  5. discuss common and significant side effects associated with analgesics;
  6. consider the appropriateness of opioid therapy in the management of persistent pain

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 5.3

Accreditation number: CX19040     Accreditation expires: 01/08/2021
This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group One CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.5 hours of Group Two CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.