1026: Pain and Addictive Disorders: Challenges for Patients and Providers
This presentation will focus on pain management for patients with addictive disorders. The research on the topic will be reviewed, and strategies for assessing and managing the pain will be provided as well as strategies for providing staff support for those caring for this challenging population. Information on prescription drug use in this population will also be provided.
Speaker: Betty Morgan, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Disclosures: This presenter has no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 120 minutes
Target Audience: APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. List two behavioral interventions that can assist in pain management of patients with addictive disorders.
2. Identify two pharmacological strategies to improve management of pain in patients with addictive disorders.
3. Describe two interventions to assist nurses in dealing with the challenges of providing care to this population.
Continuing Nursing Education
2.00 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Wednesday, November 7th
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: January 25, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: December 1, 2015