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2022 Jul

Clin Med (Lond)



Acute pain management for older adults.


Hosseini F, Mullins S, Gibson W, Thake M
Clin Med (Lond). 2022 Jul; 22(4):302-306.
PMID: 35882483.


Older adults may experience a number of physiological changes that influence how acute pain is perceived, diagnosed and managed by healthcare professionals. Understanding these differences enables the identification, assessment and treatment of acute pain in older adults. Combining careful selection of pain medications with appropriate titration and monitoring allows the analgesic needs of this group to be met.