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Monthly Webinars for the whole team from Pioneer Network
:A NEW TWO-PART WEBINAR SERIES:
Pioneer Network is partnering with the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing at the New York University School of Nursing on these webinars. Each webinar will award 1 nursing contact hour to those attendees who desire CEs. Information about how to obtain CEs for an additional $10 fee will be provided during each webinar.
The NYU College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Pain Assessment in Dementia:
One Person at a Time
Description: Using a lecture format with case studies to provide clinical examples, the content in this session will cover key components of assessing pain in the person living with dementia. Clinically feasible, evidence-based observational tools will be discussed, promoting a team approach to addressing pain in this unique population.
- Participants will be able to identify three specific barriers common to health care providers associated with pain assessment in persons living with dementia.
- Participants will be able to list behavioral symptoms associated with pain.
- Participants will gain awareness of two evidence-based tools for observing and documenting individual pain-related behaviors.
Participants will be prepared to implement the use of observational tools for monitoring/assessing pain in persons living with dementia.
Pain Management in Dementia:
One Person at a Time
Description: Using a lecture format with case studies to provide clinical examples, the content in this session will cover key components of managing pain in the person living with dementia. This session provides follow up to the pain assessment session. An overview of options for individualized pain care will be provided, focusing on the importance of analgesic trials, communication, and documenting results.
Learning Objectives - At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Discuss overarching principles of pain management for persons living with dementia.
- Articulate at least two evidence-based non-pharmacological approaches for addressing pain.
- Identify best-practice strategies in the pharmacological management of pain.
- Describe the appropriate use of an analgesic trial.
- Competently use a universal tool to enhance communication among health care providers
Presenter: Kristen Swafford, RN, PhD, CNS
Kristen has worked exclusively with the geriatric population in her 14 years of clinical experience in both mental health and nursing. During that time, she walked in the shoes of a mental health professional working with older adults with chronic mental illness and physical disabilities, aCNA, a floor nurse in a nursing home, and a nurse-manager. It was those experiences that propelled her academic pursuits. After completing a geriatric clinical nurse specialist program at Oregon Health &Science University's School of Nursing, she earned her doctorate there,with a focus on person-centered ways of caring for people with dementia living in the nursing home setting. Pain management, delivered in person-centered ways, has been Kristen's passion ever since entering graduate school. She currently contributes as an advocate, educator,consultant, and mom.