Pain is a common symptom addressed by hospice and palliative care clinicians across all settings. Opioids are a key component of pain management that also includes risks. The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
in partnership with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
, is pleased to provide Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits
. This is presented as an in-person course on Thursday, September 19, during this year's HPNA Clinical Practice Forum
in Pittsburgh, PA.
In this 2.5 hour program accredited by both ANCC and ACCME, you will learn guidelines for patient selection and assessment of risks associated with opioid use for long-term management of chronic pain, initiation, and modification of extended release (ER)/long-acting (LA) and immediate release opioid therapy, ongoing monitoring, as well as patient and caregiver education. Joe Shega, MD
, and Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN
, present the content in and interesting and dynamic format, including practical clinical content as well as illustrative case studies to challenge your critical thinking.
The curriculum for Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits
, created by the Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE)
, is newly updated to reflect the latest information in this vital area of healthcare, and expands upon the previous 2012 ER/LA Opioid REMS and requires training to be made available on immediate-release opioid analgesics. This program meets many state state requirements for opioid education and is fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) education requirement through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the new Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain.