Treating Chronic Pain in a Non-Opiate-Based Format
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Moderator: Gary Ozanich, PhD, Director of Health Informatics, Associate Director of Research, Health Innovation Center, Northern Kentucky University
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ACPE,ANCC
In this session, the presenter will outline options based on his experience treating patients who have become physically dependent on opiate-based medications because of chronic pain. He will cover how to diagnose pain and refer patients to the appropriate specialist for care. He will present several modalities of treatment, including injections, non-addictive medications and physical therapy. For patients with chronic refractory pain, he will explain spinal cord stimulation — a relatively new technology that is essentially a pacemaker for pain. Participants will take away information on techniques, medications and procedural therapy available to help patients with chronic pain.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Identify patients with chronic pain and addiction.
- Describe other modalities in treating pain outside of narcotic therapy.
- Recognize when and how to refer patients to the appropriate specialist so they get the care they deserve.