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


Faculty:
Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Duration:
1 Hour 38 Minutes
Copyright:
Feb 03, 2021
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV078175
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


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

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

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Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the surgical, medical, neurologic, burn, CCU and trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. 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. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Paul provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. Paul's presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paul Langlois has employment relationships with Cook County Hospital and Emergency Care Consultants. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paul Langlois is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.


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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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