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On-Demand Webinars:
Opioids and Other Analgesics–Package #2

Note: Institutional group rates are available upon request.

$65 for all Three Webinars (Save $10)

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Update on adjuvant analgesics in advanced illness – 1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker Name and Title:
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

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity

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 proportion 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.

Objectives:

    1. Discuss the approach to opioid pharmacotherapy in patients with pain that may be treated with adjuvant analgesics
    2. Describe the selection and dosing of first-line antidepressant and antiepileptic adjuvant analgesics
    3. Identify best practices in the treatment of neuropathic pain and bone pain

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: February 28, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

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These webinars are presented in collaboration with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

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Use of methadone in pain management – 1.0 credit

Speaker
Speaker Name and Title:
Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy Internship
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity

Purpose:
 The purpose of this webinar is to review the guidelines and provide recommendations for the safe use of methadone for chronic pain, including how to avoid risks related to overdose and cardiac arrhythmias. The webinar will address safety in methadone prescribing practices. 

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Methadone is an opioid analgesic that has been used in the United States for over 50 years as an effective treatment for opioid addiction and chronic pain. Yet many myths about its use persist, discouraging patients from using methadone, and leading family members to pressure patients using the treatment to stop. This webinar will help clinicians understand the basic principles of methadone use for the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain. 

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the basic pharmacology of methadone
  2. Discuss the unique properties of methadone
  3. Develop strategies to reduce the risk of overdose and other serious harms associated with methadone use

Target Audience:  palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits:  1.0

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Expiration Date: May 1, 2021

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians:  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 the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

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Emerging Role of Medical Cannabis for the Seriously Ill – 1.0 credit

Speaker
Speaker Name and Title:
Bernard Lee, MD
Vice President for Medical Affairs
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to provide a basic understanding of the clinical uses of medical marijuana to clinicians.

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Marijuana is now legal for medical use in 28 states and Washington D.C., and is also legal in eight of these states for recreational or “adult” use. Now that medical marijuana is legal in more than half of the U.S., with additional states voting on legislation, it is important for medical professionals to have at least a basic understanding of the risks and benefits of cannabis. Given the volume of anecdotal evidence, plus a small number of randomized controlled trials, it is apparent that there is great potential for cannabis and cannabinoids to provide suffering patients with palliation of many symptoms.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the basic principles of the cannabinoids
  2. Identify which patients might benefit from a trial of medical marijuana
  3. Discuss what type of medical marijuana is appropriate for certain medical conditions

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Expiration Date: May 1, 2021

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 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 the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Bernard Lee, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny

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