PAINWeek Course Preview: Fire the Molecule, Not the Patient: Exit Strategies from the Dark Side

Give us a brief overview of your course at PAINWeek 2015?

This is an interactive, case-based learning session that is designed to be both practical and thought-provoking. Working in groups of 10, we’ll devote 30-40 minutes in consideration of 3 different case scenarios that we’ve outlined for discussion. There will also be an opportunity to discuss clinical issues that may relate to participants’ individual practices during the final 30 minutes of the course.

Who should plan to attend?

Those healthcare professionals who would like to develop more patient-centered responses to aberrant behavior.

What will course participants learn that they can take back to their practices?

We want participants to be able to do something differently in their practice on Monday, as a result of what they’ve learned with us on Friday! Specifically, we will examine, using a case-based interactive approach, three common examples of challenges typically seen in primary care.  The focus is not on any particular substance but rather a consideration of challenging behaviors that can be both frustrating and confusing.

What is the “essential pearl” that PAINWeek participants will miss, if they miss your course?

As our title suggests, the key is knowing how to “Fire the molecule, not the patient”

The team of Gourlay and Heit are traditionally among the most popular and well attended presenters at PAINWeek! As you review the Schedule at a Glance and design your course agenda for PAINWeek 2015, plan to make this Special Interest Session a part of your experience. We look forward to your participation at PAINWeek: The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners!


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