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Geriatric Lecture Series

October-01-14 - Treatment of Pain in Patients with Dementia

In this presentation, Dr. Peterson and Dr. Reist will discuss the appropriate assessment of pain in patients with dementia. They will present non-pharmacological options as well as appropriate pharmacotherapy for the treatment of pain in patients with dementia. In addition, they will discuss the association of pain with behavioral disruptions in patients with dementia.

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Nicole Peterson, DNP, ARNP, received her degree from the University of Iowa College of Nursing. She is currently a lecturer with the University of Iowa College of Nursing as well as a geriatric nurse practitioner who practices as a primary care provider in long-term care settings. Dr. Peterson's research interests include advance care planning. She has been working with the Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (IPOST) initiative in the Iowa City community and is a certified Respecting Choices advance care planning facilitator and instructor. Jeff Reist, PharmD, BCPS, received his degree from the University of Florida. He is currently a clinical assistant professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and is also a clinical pharmacist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Reist's practice interests include geriatrics and anticoagulation.

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The Geriatric Lecture Series online presentations cover a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. Find out how to participate here.

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