Module 05 - TEMPORARILY DISABLED- Pain Management - Assessing and Treating Pain in Older Adults
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Older adults are at risk of inadequate pain management, with age-related factors affecting pain management. Some 25% to 50% of community-dwelling seniors have pain that interferes with normal function. Pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek medical attention and one of the most prevalent medical complaints in the US. According to the 2011 Institute of Medicine Report-Relieving Pain In America, more than 116 million Americans are burdened with chronic pain alone. Three in five of those 65 years or older said that they experienced pain that lasted a year or more; more than 60% of U.S. nursing home residents report pain, most commonly attributable to arthritis, and 17% have substantial daily pain. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Barry Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org org.
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