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LIVE WEBINAR SERIES:
UPDATE ON ADJUVANT ANALGESICS IN ADVANCED ILLNESS
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Purpose: The effective use of adjuvant analgesics is considered a best practice in the management of specific types of chronic pain experienced by populations with advanced illness, particularly cancer populations. This webinar will present the evidence in support of the efficacy and safety of the various drug classes that comprise the adjuvant analgesics and offer practical guidelines for the use of these drugs.
Why Do I Need to Know This? Although opioids are highly effective across populations with advanced illness, a substantial portion of patients, as many as one-third, are unable to achieve a favorable balance between analgesia and side effects. Poor responsiveness to opioids is more likely when chronic pain is related to neuropathic mechanisms. Bone pain and pain related to bowel obstruction also present clinical challenges. The use of adjuvant analgesics for neuropathic pain, bone pain, and pain due to bowel obstruction is evidence-based and should be understood by all clinicians who manage pain in populations with advanced illness.
- Discuss the approach to opioid pharmacotherapy in patients with pain that may be treated with adjuvant analgesics
- Describe the selection and dosing of first-line antidepressant and antiepileptic adjuvant analgesics
- Identify best practices in the treatment of neuropathic pain and bone pain
Target Audience: Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students
Criteria for Successful Completion:
- Attendance at entire session
- Submission of completed evaluation form
- Successful completion of a posttest; 80% passing grade (mandatory to receive CE credit for social workers)
Continuing Education Credits: 1.0
Continuing Education Accreditation
Physicians: This live online webinar, Update on Adjuvant Analgesics in Advanced Illness, with a beginning date of June 17, 2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1.0 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.
Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0242.
Individual: Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group: Free (includes unlimited CME/CE certificates)
Note to Groups:
If you plan to attend as a group, the group facilitator should register for the webinar. After registering, group facilitators will receive detailed email instructions on how to process CE credits for group attendees. Please email PalliativeInstitute@MJHS.org or call (212) 649-5500 with additional questions.
Attending by Smartphone:
No dial-in (i.e., listen only) connections are permitted for CE credit. To attend by phone, download and install the GoToWebinar App from the Apple Store or Google Play.
System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:
No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.
Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA
Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.
Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/
The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer our free and fee-based interdisciplinary webinar series, live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, typically offering 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), and Social Work CE credits.
Our NEW 5-module interactive e-learning course on Palliative Care Program Development offers up to 6.5 CE credits.