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Saturday, September 21 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing the Risks and Benefits

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This is a REMS curriculum that meets the requirements of the FDA blueprint for education for IR/ER Opioids. The FDA has added RNs as a target group for this important education in an effort to expand and improve knowledge about the significant healthcare challenge of opioid use and misuse.

This session will include conceptual framework for pain, IR and ER opioids, patient and family counseling on safe use and disposal, as well as the complications associated with misuse and diversion, and a section on opioid use disorder (addiction).

This program is sponsored by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) and is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Curriculum developed by the Collaborative for REMS Education (CORE), http://core-rems.org. The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.5 contact hours and pharmacology credit will be awarded by NPHF upon completion of the program Assessment and Evaluation at the end of the session.

Session Objectives:
  • Describe the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to the concepts of pain management
  • Accurately assess patients in pain
  • Identify the components of a safe and effective pain treatment plan
  • Discuss evidence-based non-opioid options for the treatment of pain
  • Identify the risks and benefits of opioid therapy
  • Counsel patients and families about safe opioid management, as well as signs and treatment of overdose.
  • Recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder

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Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC

Adult Nurse Practitioner – Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC, is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford Health Care in California. She is a CO*OR REMS Education faculty member with the Nurse Practioner Healthcare Foundation and a Master Faculty member of Advanced Pharmacology... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am MDT
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