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Helping nurses assess and manage pain in older adults
Free evidence-based tools and best practices for nurses who work in nursing homes. 

 

Geriatric Pain Knowledge Assessment  

A new tool developed by experts in the field of geriatric pain, designed to assess baseline knowledge of important concepts related to pain in older adults who reside in nursing homes.  The assessment is offered free of charge in an effort to  increase clinical knowledge and improve the quality of care to older adults who experience pain.   Learn more.

 

"LIVE without Pain" - The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) “LIVE Without Pain” web resource has been added to our Education Resources- see the Provider section and Patients and Families    

 

 Fast Facts and More!

 
Check out our Fast Facts - one-page pain resources to use for training your staff!
 
Use our Pain Management Guides as handy reference tools for your nurses.
 
 

 Pain Assessment

 

The first step to assure quality pain care is appropriate pain assessment.

Use these pocket guides to improve patient care!

Numeric Rating Scale

Verbal Descriptor Scale

FACES Pain Scale

 

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