Pain in long-term care residents is often difficult to assess and manage. Consequently, the National Geriatric Pain Collaborative developed the web site Geriatricpain.org (previously featured on Info-LTC), which provides long-term care nurses with free, evidence-based pain assessment tools and resources to better manage pain in residents. The most recently developed tool is the Geriatric Pain Knowledge Assessment tool.
The Geriatric Pain Knowledge Assessment tool was developed to test a nurses baseline knowledge of important concepts related to pain in older adults. The assessment tool will identify any strengths and/or any gaps in knowledge that would improve quality of care. It consists of 46 True/False and multiple choice questions based on the 19 evidence-based competencies previously developed by Geriatricpain.org.
The assessment tool is available online, but requires registration. Once the online form is completed, login information will be emailed in 2-3 working days. Educators may also request a PDF file, but should expect the same time frame for turnaround.
For more information and to fill out the registration form, please visit http://bit.ly/UmHovp.