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Pain Management in Assisted Living
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Factors That Affect Pain
  • Common Symptoms Associated With Pain
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Course Description

There are many definitions of pain. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage…” A more common explanation of pain among care providers is “Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, wherever the experiencing person says it is.” Pain management is an important topic to understand when working with a resident of any age. This course will discuss the definition of pain, types of pain, factors that affect pain, causes of pain, how to assess or evaluate pain, common symptoms associated with pain, as well as management options.

Course Objectives

    By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • 1. Identify the difference between acute and chronic pain.
  • 2. Identify two factors that can affect pain.
  • 3. Discuss different causes of pain.
  • 4. Perform a simple pain assessment.
  • 5. Identify two alternative interventions for pain management.


Course Outcomes

    Hour One
  • I. What Is Pain
  • a. Define what is pain
  • b. Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is
  • II. Types of Pain
  • a. Acute
  • I. Broken bones
  • ii. Burns or Cuts
  • iii. Surgery
  • iv. Dental work
  • v. Child labor/birth
  • b. Chronic
  • I. Back pain
  • ii. Headache
  • iii. Arthritis
  • iv. Cancer pain
  • v. Pain resulting from damage to the nerves: “Neurogenic pain”
  • c. Different descriptions of pain
  • I. Aching
  • ii. Burning
  • iii. Dull
  • iv. Itching
  • v. Sore
  • vi. Sharp
  • vii. Shooting
  • viii. Stiff
  • ix. Tight
  • x. Uncomfortable
  • d. When untreated pain can lead to:
  • I. Inability to sleep
  • ii. Fatigue
  • iii. Withdrawal
  • iv. Depression
  • v. Weak immune system
  • vi. Various mood changes
  • vii. Disability
  • III. Three Stages of Pain
  • a. Mild
  • I. Brief description of mild pain and treatments
  • b. Moderate
  • I. Brief description of moderate pain and treatments
  • c. Severe
  • I. Brief description of severe pain and treatments
  • IV. How To Evaluate Pain
  • a. Being able to determine when a resident is in pain is a critically important skill for care providers.
  • b. Pain rating scales
  • I. Numeric Rating Scale (NRS)
  • 1. Brief description and illustration of the NRS
  • ii. Verbal Descriptor Scale
  • 1. Brief description of VDS
  • iii. Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R)
  • 1. Brief description and illustration of FPS-R
  • iv. Use of these various scales
  • 1. When to use
  • 2. How to us properly
  • 3. When not effective to use
  • V. Signs and Symptoms of Pain
  • a. Regular Monitoring Residents is Necessary
  • b. Signs or symptoms to look for:
  • I. Moaning, crying, screaming, sighing
  • ii. Unhappy expression
  • iii. Breathing loudly
  • iv. Lack of appetite
  • v. Increased or decreased amount of sleep
  • vi. Restless, uncomfortable, moves around continuously
  • vii. Does not want to be touched
  • viii. Etc.
  • VI. Pain Management Options
  • a. Medical
  • I. Over the counter medications
  • ii. Prescription medication
  • iii. Topical creams
  • b. Non-medical
  • I. Physical Exercise
  • ii. Therapy/Aromatherapy
  • iii. Deep breathing
  • iv. Guided Imagery
  • v. Diet Changes
  • vi. Positive Disposition
  • vii. Yoga/Acupuncter/etc


Instructor: Josh Allen, RN

Josh Allen is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in senior living. As the Director of InTouch at Home, Josh oversees all aspects of business development, care, services, and operations for the organization. As a part of the SRG Senior Living family of companies, InTouch at Home delivers personalized care and services to clients living in senior living communities as well as private residences across three states.

Josh also serves on the board of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and represents AALNA on the boards of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. Josh has previously served as President and CEO of Care and Compliance Group, a leading training solutions provider.

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Pain Management in Assisted Living

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