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Activity Steps

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/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. discuss background information helpful for understanding pain assessment in older adults who have dementia.
  2. outline the use of the PAINAD scale, including scoring, recommendations for use, and corroborating evidence.
Price: $24.95


  • ANCC 2.5 CH
  • DC - BON 2.5 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: AJNTT20
Published: July 2008
Expires: 3/5/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Ann Horgas PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, Lois Miller PhD, RN, FGSA
Categories: Geriatrics
Topics: Dementia