Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Live In-Person Version: Thursday, September 19, Pittsburgh, PA

This presentation is free for attendees. Registration is required to award CNE/CME certificates of attendance. You do not need to join HPNA to attend. See the registration options below for more details. 

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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. 

Activity successful attendance earns the RN participant a maximum of 2.50 CNE credit hours and 2.50 Pharmacotherapeutic Category 1 designated credit hours specific to national ANCC and AANP recertification of the NP/CNS, which includes current clinical application of pharmacology across the life span including drug specific information, safe prescribing practices and information, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies, new regulations, and/or similar content. 

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). ANCC Provider number P0284.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AAHPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

CNE/CME credit must be claimed after the activity completion by November 4, 2019. 

This activity received commercial support from the REMS Program Companies (RPC) under the REMS Blueprint issued in September 2018.