Thursday, March 10, 2016
  (753) Pain Management: Special Considerations for Young Adults, the Workforce and Geriatrics
Track: Medical
Track 2: Pain
Speaker(s): Mary Applegate , Hassan Moinzadeh , Jane Ballantyne , Gary Franklin
Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The presenters discuss special considerations for pain management and prescribing practices for special populations, including young adults, working population and geriatric populations.

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the trends in opioid use within the Medicaid population, specifically young adults; 2. Explain the impact of mental-health conditions on opioid prescribing for the Medicaid population; 3. Describe the correlation to neonatal abstinence syndrome and promising best practice strategies; 4. Describe special considerations for pain treatment of the working population; and 5. Explain special considerations for elderly pain treatment.
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1.5
CME: 1.5

Friday, March 11, 2016
  (765) Medical Marijuana: Just the Facts
Track: Medical
Track 2: Pain
Speaker(s): Hassan Moinzadeh
Friday, March 11, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Medical marijuana is unique among drugs because the plant contains chemicals that may help treat a range of illnesses or symptoms. The presenter educates you on the risk, benefits and regulatory impacts of prescribing medical marijuana to injured workers. He also identifies best practice guidelines for monitoring workers before and after an injury.

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the chemical activity and physiologic effects of cannabis derived compounds; 2. Explain the potential therapeutic benefits and adverse risks associated with marijuana use; 3. Define evidence-based guidelines for drug testing and their role in prevention/post-injury monitoring; and 4. Identify the state and federal laws impacting medical marijuana in the workers' compensation setting.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1