Image For Activity Cover
The Special Considerations of Pain Management and Opioid Use in Older Adults (On-Demand)
Overview




Presenter(s):
Mehran Mehrabi, DMD, MD

 

Target Audience: This activity is designed for for Dentists, Administrative Staff, Physicians, Social Workers, Students and Educators, and Interprofessional Teams. 

Webinar Description: 

Many older people have a variety of systemic diseases that have an impact on their oral health care. Analgesic medications may be part of a patient’s comprehensive treatment plan for relieving pain.

Pain management in older, medically complex patients requires special considerations. As physiologic, cognitive, and social factors change, so does the approach to patient centered management of oral healthcare. Dentists prescribing opioids for pain management has evolved but increased awareness to identify misuse, specifically by older adults is needed.


Educational Objectives:

  • Describe special considerations for treating older adults, assessing their pain and interpreting their health status.
  • Review risk factors for opioid toxicity in older adults.
  • Review opioid misuse in older adult population.

Support for the Program:
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Jun 30, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 Attendance Credit
Recommended
 
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.



Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 6H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 
PCSS
pcssNow.org
pcss@aaap.org
For Waiver Inquiries, email PCSS.

ORN
opioidresponsenetwork.org

Powered By