Pain Management and Current Treatment Options

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


Summary

”ACPE Texas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing education will be provided to participants who completed all course requirements.

Description: Health care providers and pharmacists in particular need to have a good understanding of addiction and other behavioral health conditions and their impact on delivering effective, patient-centered pain management, as well as treatment options available. This session will address basic principles and issues surrounding the intersection of chronic pain, substance use disorders, and other behavioral health conditions as well as use of digital health technology to identify at- patients and providers. With the foundation of understanding these issues you will learn about managing pain associated with disease states most often encountered in pharmacy-practice settings, effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, and decision-making process for appropriate therapeutic regimens to effectively address pain issues, while minimizing risk. Finally, you will learn about safe and appropriate opioid prescribing in all patients including those with tolerance or substance use disorder and how to identify inappropriate or concerning prescribing of opioids and other drugs.

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:
1. Review both sides of the response to the US opioid abuse epidemic.
2. Use of digital health technology to identify at-risk patients vs low-risk and to identify inappropriate or concerning opioid and other drug prescribing.
3. Describe effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options.
4. Outline decision-making process for recommending treatment for acute and chronic pain treatment.

At the completion of this activity, technicians will be able to:
1. Review both sides of the response to the US opioid abuse epidemic.
2. Use of digital health technology to identify at-risk patients vs low-risk and to identify inappropriate or concerning opioid and other drug prescribing.
3. Describe effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options.
4. Understand treatment for acute and chronic pain treatment.

This lesson is an application-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEU).

Presenters
Dr. Michael Sprintz, DO, FASAM
Founder and Chief Executive Officer - The Sprintz Center Team
Dr. Sprintz is one of an elite tier of physicians who are triple board-certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Anesthesiology. Having trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the US, including Johns Hopkins and MD Anderson Cancer Center, along with his unique personal and professional experience, Dr. Sprintz is a subject matter expert in chronic pain and addiction and serves as a consultant to the FDA’s Analgesic and Anesthetic Drug Products Advisory Committee. He is...More

Originally Published

July 15, 2018


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Pain Management and Current Treatment Options - Video
  • Pain Management and Current Treatment Options - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.


Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.


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