Older Adult Emergency Department Pain Management Strategies.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2018 Aug;34(3):491-504
Authors: Gleason LJ, Escue ED, Hogan TM
Older adults frequently present to the emergency department (ED) with pain, which is often underrecognized and undertreated. There is high variability of pain management and prescribing practices by ED providers. This article focuses on treatment of older adults in the ED who present with pain and addresses special considerations for this population. Social supports and follow-up must be considered in discharge treatment recommendations.
PMID: 30031429 [PubMed - in process]