Pain Management: The Role of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Description

Within the Patient-Centered Medical Home, clinical pharmacists are ideally situated to be actively involved in the management of chronic pain.  The clinical pharmacist's role can include; provider/staff education, patient education and medication management. This session explores the role of various medication classes in treating chronic non-cancer pain with an emphasis on how to talk to patients. Methods to identify chronic pain patients who could benefit from a clinical pharmacist intervention are discussed. Considering the United States' opioid epidemic, tools and strategies  available to safeguard patients using opioids as well as other high risk medications are explored (e.g. sole prescriber agreements, MTF Restriction, state prescription drug monitoring programs, naloxone, urine drug screenings). 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of medications in managing chronic non-cancer pain.
  2. Identify chronic pain patients who would benefit from a clinical pharmacist intervention.
  3. Discuss tools and strategies available to safeguard patients using high-risk medications

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of medications in managing chronic non-cancer pain.
  2. Identify chronic pain patients who would benefit from a clinical pharmacist intervention.
  3. Discuss tools and strategies available to safeguard patients using high-risk medications
 
 
 
Speakers:
Suzanne
Suzanne Phillips,
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Clinical Patient Care
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13
Time: 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: 
Rosen Shingle Creek - Wekiwa 7/8
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-17-176-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-17-176-L01-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based