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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


C07 - Pain Management in the Long Term Care Continuum


Mar 7, 2009 11:00am ‐ Mar 7, 2009 12:30pm

Standard: $24.00

Description

AMDCP Credit Designation:

This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presenter(s): Jeffrey M. Behrens, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
Jeffrey M. Behrens, MD, CMD is a medical director at Vitas HealthCare.

Session Description:
This session presents a comprehensive overview of the proper management of pain including basic definitions as well as instruction about doing an appropriate pain assessment. The various opioid and non-opioid medications are presented including sites of action, mode of action, doses and side effects. Conversions from one opioid to another are presented as well as non-pharmacological treatments

Learning Objectives:
  • Define the types of pain, neuroanatomy of the pain pathways, and thesites of action of the various pain medications
  • Define the barriers to effective pain management and how to overcomethem
  • Summarize the components of a comprehensive pain assessment
  • Demonstrate the use of the opioid, non-opioid, andnon-pharmacological interventions used to control pain

References:
VITAS Modules 6 & 7
“Pain Management: The VITAS Way”, Susan Acocella, R.N., B.S.N.
Pain Management Guidelines, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
UpToDate, vol.12 no.3
VITAS pharmacy

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