Managing Chronic Pain in the Middle of the Opioid Crisis

Description

We are experiencing two competing public health crises in the United States today. The Institute of Medicine states over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic and undertreated pain, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Resolution of these often conflicting crises will not be an easy fix. This presentation aims to describe best practices for pharmacists that address both problems. Risk mitigation strategies and treatment options will be discussed.

 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the extent of two competing public health crises in the US: poorly controlled chronic pain, and the opioid crisis.
  2. Describe best practices in managing chronic pain including both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options.
  3. Given a simulated patient with chronic pain, describe risk mitigation strategies that aim to minimize misuse of prescribed analgesics.

Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the extent of two competing public health crises in the US: poorly controlled chronic pain, and the opioid crisis.
  2. Describe best practices in managing chronic pain including both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options.
  3. Given a simulated patient with chronic pain, describe risk mitigation strategies that aim to minimize misuse of prescribed analgesics.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Mary
Mary McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, FAPhA
Professor and Executive Director Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: General Session
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Tuesday, October 23
Time: 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: 
Kansas City Convention Center - Grand Ballroom
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-215-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-215-L04-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based