Ashford University Pain Management Discussion

Discussion 1

Pain management in the older adult can be a challenge due to the risk of adverse effects of opioids and other pain medications. In the discussion this week, share an experience from clinical of a patient with pain that you had difficulty managing. Describe this patient including age, gender, comorbid conditions, and type of pain. How was the pain being managed? What changes did you implement? Review the CDC guidelines and other readings and indicate if you think your plan is consistent with the guidelines or if you should change your plan based on these resources. Need 3 references.

Discussion 2

Topic: Sensory Changes

Normal age-related changes and diseases can affect the way that an older adult can see, hear, taste, or smell. Choose a disease from this list below and explain the underlying pathophysiology and management of this condition. As you explain the management of this condition, include pharmacological treatments and considerations of how you might modify the patient’s environment to maintain safety and account for their sensory deficit.

Choose a topic from below.

Presbycusis, Meniere’s disease, ototoxicity, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Xerostomia, Edentulousness

Need 3 references