Michelle Peck | Geriatric Nurse Practitioner | Health Care Consultant | Professional Speaker | Nursing Faculty| Legal Nurse Consultant | Mindful Geriatrics
In collaboration with Dr. Linh Nguyen, Supportive Medicine at UTHealth Medical School, we have created this slide deck for Advanced Practice Nurses.
Our mission is to simplify the pharmacologic basics of good pain prescribing. We have not provided very much detail about schedule II controlled substances due to the current limitations on Texas Nurse Practitioner prescribing in primary care.
This lecture is designed to meet our Advanced Practice Nursing audience where they are at and provide tools, knowledge and practical tips. Areas where we detect mastery with our polling questions are briefly touched upon and more time and examples are given are to areas of audience identified needs. Prescribing pain medication for Advanced Practice Nurses is dynamic, complex and ever changing
We have also included a special focus (our passion) for pain prescribing in the geriatric population. Beer’s Criteria medications, to be used with caution or avoid completely in geriatrics are mentioned throughout this presentation.
This presentation starts with the audience writing down their biggest fear about pain prescribing. We then categorize these fears, so that throughout our lecture we can give special focus and alleviate fears with practical tips, guidelines and real life examples.
Our objectives are to discuss:
1. Benefits and side effects of common analgesics
2. The impact of patient-related factors on drug selection & dose based on knowledge of patient related changes
3. Medications to avoid, use with caution, explain why
4. Management of pain based on client care goals
We hope you Learn it-Live it-Love it!