september, 2017

16sep(sep 16)8:00 am17(sep 17)8:00 amBest Practices in Pain ManagementPrimary Care and Specialty Collaboration

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At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
• Summarize the intersection of depression, anxiety and opioid use in the process of pain chronification.
• Describe the difference between opioid tolerance, dependence, and addiction.
• Outline therapeutic strategies to treat opioid withdrawal, appropriately taper opioids in a responsible fashion and choose adjuvant analgesic agents.
• List new neuromodulation therapies, describe novel waveforms/technologies and identify potential patient diagnoses to take advantage of these newer therapies.
• Outline first, second and third line non-opioid analgesic medications and potential interactions in chronic disease states.
• Appreciate the role of non-pharmacological pain therapies such as acupuncture, mindfulness and Tai Chi and know the underlying mechanisms of effect and appropriate timing of these modalities.
• Describe better physical diagnostic skills and discuss the role of imaging in care of the chronic pain patient.
• Develop an understanding of a risk-averse practice and the ramifications of appropriate prescribing practices.

9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – maximum

Venue: Williamsburg Lodge

Date

September 16-17, 2017

Location

Williamsburg, Virginia 23185, United States

Email

carole.hettema@vcuhealth.org

Time

16 (Saturday) 8:00 am - 17 (Sunday) 6:30 pm EST

Location

Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia 23185, United States


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