Barriers : Treatment cautions

Barriers : Treatment cautions 150 150 Tony Guo
    • Barriers
      • Belief that pain is inevitable for aging
      • Greater fear of using opioids
      • Use words like aching, soreness, or discomfort instead of pain
      • High prevalence of cognitive, sensory-perceptual, and motor problems
    • Treatment cautions
      • Metabolize drugs more slowly
      • Risk of GI bleeding with NSAIDs
      • Multiple drug use (interactions)
      • Cognitive impairment, ataxia can be exacerbated by analgesics

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