Thursday, March 10, 2016
  (751) Overview of Opioids: The Current Crisis and Evidence on Safety and Efficacy
Track: Medical
Track 2: Pain
Speaker(s): Jane Ballantyne , Gary Franklin
Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The presenter discusses the risk and benefits of opioid prescribing, how previous policies led to an opioid epidemic and the current best practices to reduce morbidity and mortality.

Learning Objectives: 1. Explain how more permissive opioid regulations and policies in the 1990s led to changes in opioid dosing, morbidity and mortality; 2. Describe how new state and federal policy changes will likely allow more prudent and safer use of opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain; and 3. Explain why opioids have limited utility in the treatment of chronic pain.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1.5
CRC: 1.5
CDMS: 1.5
RN: 1.5
CME: 1.5

  (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