No single word responses. Repeating the question in the answer does not count towards the 100+ words) • Give questions some thought and answer honestly and sincerely • Give examples if you have them • Cite resources.
Directions: •With the realization that pain is highly prevalent among older adults, please answer the following questions.
Questions: 1. What are some ways you as the nurse can utilize to determine pain in the older adult? 2. What are some of the potential barriers related to self-reporting of pain in the older adult? 3. What is the prevalence of pain in the older adult? 4. Describe and compare your findings for each of the following: a. Numeric rating scale b. Visual analog scale c. McGill pain questionnaire d. Pain in dementia patients.
5. Discuss non-pharmacologic options that can be utilized with older adults both in the acute care setting as well as the community.