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Opioids in Older Adults

Carol Crawford, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist, Assistant Professor

Harborview Medical Center  Seattle

University of Washington

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Understand the role of opioids in pain management of older adults.
  • Discuss age-related issues and potential complications when selecting specific opioids for older adults.
  • Apply screening and monitoring guidelines when prescribing opioids for older adults.

[From the Spring 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]