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Digital Seminar

Pharmacology of Pain Management for End-of-Life Care: Recommendations for Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice


Faculty:
Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Duration:
Approx. 1.5 Hours
Copyright :
Feb 03, 2021
Product Code:
POS078175
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webinar


Description

The need for pharmacists in palliative care is growing, but many pharmacists don’t get the training necessary to provide end-of-life care to those in need. Attend this live, interactive webcast, and you’ll get the most up-to-date information about pain control medications for patients at the end of life.

Purchase today, and you’ll learn about:

  • Pain experiences at the end of life
  • Analgesic & sedating medications
  • Medication dosages and routes
  • Pain management

Patients are in need, and you can make a difference by helping to manage pain and optimizing end-of-life care. Purchase today!

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Faculty

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN's Profile

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Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neurologic, Burn, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every educational program.

 

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

 

Non-financial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Describe the differences among common analgesics for end-of-life care.
  2. Outline an algorithm that optimizes pain management for the patient at the end-of-life.

Outline

Palliative care

  • Pain experiences at end of life
  • Pharmacist’s role in pain management at end of life
  • Lack of data driven protocols for pain management at end of life


Analgesic medication dosages and routes at end of life: Choosing the right medication at the right time

  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxycodone
  • Methadone
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ketorolac
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Topical agents
  • Epidurally administered medications (bupivacaine, lidocaine)

Sedating medications at end of life

  • Lorazepam
  • Midazolam
  • Propofol
  • Dexmedetomidine

Other medications for use at end of life

  • Stool softeners
  • Antiemetics
  • Antihistamines

Pain management algorithm for pharmacists

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists who are involved with pain management with either hospice or end-of-life care of hospitalized patients

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