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Digital Seminar

Prescribing for Pain Management: Best Practices for Opioid and Non-Opioid Medications


Speaker:
Debra J Dermady-Ray, RN-BC, MS, ANP-BC
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 19, 2022
Product Code:
POS078446
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

We are in the midst of an opioid crisis.  Treating chronic pain patients with opioid medications has become more complicated than ever before. The CDC’s published opioid guidelines have caused confusion regarding appropriate pain medication management.  

View Debra Dermady-Ray, RN-BC, MS, ANP-BC, to learn the very latest to safely prescribe pain medications – opioid and nonopioid - to treat chronic pain conditions, while following the CDC guidelines. Debra will help you to identify substance abuse red flags and interpret the Urine Drug Screen results to better prescribe to your patients.

Credits


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 119 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 05/19/2025.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 05/19/2022. It was last reviewed on 05/04/2022 and is valid until . 

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 05/19/2022. It was last reviewed on 05/04/2022 and is valid until 05/04/2025.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Speaker

Debra J Dermady-Ray, RN-BC, MS, ANP-BC's Profile

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Debra Dermady-Ray, RN-BC, MS, ANP-BC, is a nurse practitioner who has worked in pain management for the last 15 years. She has been an Interventional Pain Specialist treating many different chronic pain conditions and opioid management. Debra has been involved in pain management research, has taught NP students on various pain related topics and teaches a review course for the ANCC Pain Management Nursing certification exam. Her specialty expertise has been recognized, as she holds certifications in Pain Management Nursing by the ANCC and in Opioid Management by The American Association of Allied Interventional Pain Management Professionals.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Debra Dermady-Ray maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Optum. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Debra Dermady-Ray is a member of the American Nurses Association.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Analyze the steps of pain pharmacokinetics to select the best medication options. 
  2. Appraise a patient for at-risk substance use disorder signs. 
  3. Determine current opioid and adjunctive medications for the treatment of chronic pain.  
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the evolving CDC dosing guidelines. 
  5. Evaluate idiosyncrasies of Urine Drug Screen (UDS) results.

Outline

Pharmacokinetics to Guide Medication Decisions 

  • Absorption 
  • Volume distribution 
  • Metabolism 
  • Excretion/Elimination 
  • Aging considerations 

Principles of Analgesia 

  • Individual differences 
  • Assessment of pain relief 

Medications for Pain Management 

  • Non-opioid (adjunctive) medication management: NSAIDs, topical, SNRI’s, TCAs 
  • Side effects, adverse drug reactions & allergic reactions 
  • Dosing schedules 
  • Routes of administration 
  • Drug interactions 
  • Opioid rotation 
  • Opioids medications 
  • Opioid safety 
  • CDC guidelines 

Substance Use Disorder 

  • Addiction 
  • Physical dependence 
  • Tolerance 
  • Withdrawal 
  • Psuedoaddiction 

Standard of Care for Scheduled Pain Medications 

  • Red flag (drug seeking) 
  • Urine Drug Screen results 
  • Pain agreements 
  • The 10 steps to universal precautions in pain medicine 

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants

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