How to Try This: Pain Assessment in People with Dementia
Sources: AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Published: July 2008
ANCC 2.5 CH
Purpose of Activity:To instruct registered professional nurses in the use of the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) scale to assess pain in older adults who have severe dementia.
Learning Objectives:After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
- discuss background information helpful for understanding pain assessment in older adults who have dementia.
- outline the use of the PAINAD scale, including scoring, recommendations for use, and corroborating evidence.
The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.