|On-Demand Pain Management Webinars|
Activities are listed chronologically, with the most recent releases listed first. Please review all activities to find those most applicable to you and your practice!
The Lehigh Valley Pain Management Alliance Experience
Despite the development and availability of a multitude of dosage forms and drug delivery systems for analgesic products, effectively managed chronic pain (both malignant as well as non-malignant) continues to be an unmet medical need in the United States. We have seen an increased number of specialty practices devoted to pain management open in the greater Lehigh Valley and nationwide over the past twenty years. Sadly, along with legitimate pain management practices are those offices that prescribe narcotic analgesics and controlled adjunct medications for purely financial gains - creating a network of illicit distribution of narcotics and dangerous drugs under the guise of an established medical practice. The pharmacist is the one professional that invariably must determine which patients are authentic pain management patients and which are trafficking prescribed controlled substances. With recent investigations in Florida resulting in an $80 million fine levied against a major pharmacy chain for encouraging the processing of any and all narcotic prescriptions, it is evident that pharmacies that fill these illicit prescriptions face the same penalties that are faced by prescribers. This presentation highlights the establishment of a community pharmacy-based pain management service -The Lehigh Valley Pain Management Alliance - a collaborative effort between the pain management practices of the region and the member pharmacies of the alliance. This relationship will assure that bona fide pain management patients will have a pharmacy dedicated to their treatment, that these medical practices will have a partner in the care of their patients, and that illicit distribution of dangerous drugs through mainstream medical channels will be eliminated by enhanced patient selection.
Target Audience: All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians involved in ambulatory care and health system settings.
CE Credit: 1 hour
Presenter: Howard C. Cook, Jr, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, Pharmacist and Consultant, Yeager’s Pharmacy
The Symphony of Chronic Pain: Finding Your Corner of the Sky
Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent diseases in the country. Pharmacists are in a unique position to better educate both providers and patients to more comprehensive pain therapies. This program will discuss techniques and attitudes pharmacists can use to improve the treatment of chronic pain.
Target Audience: All pharmacists
CE Credit: 2 hours
Presenter: Thomas Franko, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Contemporary Issues in Managing Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit
This program will address issues surrounding managing pain, agitation and delirium in the critically ill patient. Various evidence-based strategies for managing these problems will be discussed and applied to patient cases.
Target Audience: Critical care pharmacists
CE Credit: 1 hour
Presenter: Craig B. Whitman, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy