Defensible, Rational, and Compassionate Pain Management
Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM – Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology; Diplomat in Addiction Medicine; Certified Medical Review Officer; Chronic Pain Specialist; Assistant Clinical Professor, Georgetown University Biography
Disclosures: Discussion of off-label uses (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) will occur during this presentation. The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with the following commercial supporters: Purdue Pharma L.P., Abbott Laboratories, Cephalon Pharmaceuticals, Millennium Laboratories: Research Institute, Covidien Pharmaceuticals, King Pharmaceuticals, Ortho-McNeil-Jansen Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 90 minutes
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss a practical approach to community management of chronic pain patients using the “Universal Precautions in Pain Medicine”
2. Define such terms as addiction, physical dependence and tolerance.
3. Describe strategies for maintaining boundaries with patients who receive ongoing treatment with opioids.
Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 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 earn a score of 80% or better 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 content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
APNA 9th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Keynote: Sunday, June 19, 2011
7:30am – 9:00am
Release Date: August 24, 2011
Contact hours for this session expire: December 1, 2014