Pain Assessment & Management
Techniques in Elder Care
Romayne Gallagher MD, CCFP, FCFP
Head, Division of Palliative Care
Family and Community Medicine
Providence Health Care
Physician Program Director, Palliative Care Program
Clinical Professor, Division of Palliative Care, UBC
Vancouver (VGH Diamond Health Care Center, Room 2267; Youville Residence – Basement Room; MSJH, Harvest Room B)
Victoria (Royal Jubilee Hospital, Room 011)
Kamloops (Hillside Centre room 1028)
North Vancouver (LGH, Seminar Room D),
New Westminster (RCH, Room 025)
Surrey (SMH, Room 339)
Richmond (RGH, 1772)
Kelowna (KGH CAC 235)
Comox – SJGH 38 Wing VC Room
Cranbrook (EKRH, Psychiatry Board Room),
Saanich (Saanich Peninsula Hospital)
Nanaimo (NRGH 2060)
White Rock (Peace Arch Hospital, Oceanside, Multipurpose Room 363B).
Please note there are 14 sites available, plus one feed for recording. Sites may be updated if there are any not attended consistently to allow for others who are interested. Please inform us if you are interested but not yet included.
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m
By the end of the presentation, attendees will:
1. Be aware of the prevalence of chronic pain in cognitively impaired and how it changes with increasing dementia.
2. Discuss an approach to assessment of pain in the cognitively impaired.
3. Gain awareness of the literature around empiric trials of analgesics in the cognitively impaired.
4. Learn the best opioids for use in cognitively impaired older adults.
The UBC Geriatric Psychiatry Videoconference Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada