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Dr. Date works at a county hospital in San Mateo, California, where a lack of practitioners and the limited resources of patients contribute to the pain management difficulties in this setting. ...
Dr. McPherson considers the question of enhancing the preparedness of practitioners to work effectively in an interprofessional setting. Interprofessional education takes clinicians outside the silos of their own specialties, and equips them to make the most of a team approach to patient care. ...
The legal landscape for prescribers of controlled medications for pain and addiction is fraught with risk. Attorney Michael Barnes outlines best practices for prescribing clinicians to protect their patients from harm and themselves from criminal and civil liability. ...
At PAINWeek 2016, a panel of medical, legal, and pharmacy specialists convened to offer their views on the recently introduced prescribing guidelines for chronic pain from the CDC. In this segment, Dr. Ziegler and Dr. Fudin summarize some of the concerns voiced over the guideline development process, and the utility ...
In 1873, a Harvard gynecologist named Edward H. Clarke in 1873 said that women shouldn't go to college because a woman's "system never does two things well at the same time" and if she did go, she risked "neuralgia, uterine disease, hysteria, and other derangements of the nervous system." Apparently ...
In an environment of escalating scrutiny over controlled medications, frontline practitioners who prescribe them for pain therapy need to take the appropriate steps to demonstrate "prescribing for a legitimate medical purpose while acting in the usual course of professional practice." Jennifer Bolen, JD, longtime PAINWeek faculty member, and founder of ...
In this segment, a former law enforcement professional and credentialed pharmacist considers the world of illicit pharmaceutical trafficking from the juncture of prescribers, investigators, and the legal system. What is happening, and how can the... ...
Pain management practices are facing stiffer financial headwinds due to cuts in reimbursement for office visits and procedures, and escalating overhead expenses. Dr. Florente discusses the adoption of nontraditional ancillary services as a creative... ...
High-quality research on the safety and efficacy of medical cannabinoids as pain therapy has long been impeded by an adverse regulatory environment. Even as the prominence of medical marijuana continues to grow--in part due to the public health... ...
Clinicians involved in pain management face a practice environment that is in constant flux. In this segment, an attorney with deep experience in the medico-legal issues confronting pain practitioners outlines steps that they can take to stay current... ...
A practicing attorney offers some guidance and cautions to practitioners considering bringing ancillary services into their practices. She outlines the due diligence needed to protect your practice and your patients. ...
A panel of legal and compliance experts discuss some of the issues confronting prescribers of controlled substances in the management of patients who may be abusing and/or diverting their medications. How should clinicians negotiate the terrain... ...
Dr. Schatman critiques the present state of affairs in medical marijuana and illuminates a more promising path for exploration in pain therapy. ...
Dr. Robeck describes her clinical experience with group interaction in the provision of pain care and addiction management in the VA setting. ...
A nurse practitioner and Certified Pain Educator discusses some of the changes in the healthcare landscape and complexities of medical practice that confront nurse practitioners as part of the pain management team. ...
An attorney discusses the role and importance of laboratory test reports in a medical legal proceeding, and gives examples of how they are used to indicate compliance/noncompliance. ...
In this 2-part segment, Dr. Passik discusses some of the lessons learned during and following the Decade of Pain Control and Research, and implications for the appropriate engagement of opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain management. Click... ...
In this 2-part segment, Dr. Passik discusses some of the lessons learned during and following the Decade of Pain Control and Research, and implications for the appropriate engagement of opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain management. Click... ...
Medical cannabinoids are legal in several states, yet there is prescriber resistance to their use. This segment examines some reasons, and discusses the MOA and appropriate patient scenarios for this therapy. Recorded at PAINWeek 2013. ...
Proper documentation is both an ethical and legal duty of healthcare providers, particularly with respect to opioid therapy. Attorney Bolen discusses critical documentation skills, and outlines common mistakes that clinicians may make in maintaining... ...
A discussion of the evolving medical/administrative/legal landscape that confronts prescribers of opioid medications. Attorney Furman offers additional advice on how clinicians can protect their practices. ...
Dr. Robeck is a physician with the Veterans Health Administration.  This segment examines some comordidites associated with chronic pain among returning veterans. ...
Observations by a pain management educator and lawyer on some key issues for pain medication prescribers. ...
Dr. McPherson is an acclaimed professor of pharmacy, primary care practitioner and consultant in hospice and palliative care. Here, she discusses some of the issues surrounding medical marijuana. ...
Dr. Walker discusses the use of medical marijuana. ...
Dr. Robeck is a physician with the Veterans Health Administration.  This discussion introduces the Primary Care Medical Home and its applicability to non-VA clinical settings. ...
Migraine is one of the most prevalent and disabling medical conditions. Dr. Dodick discusses the impact on quality of life, the pathophysiology of migraine, and new areas of therapeutic focus. ...
A discussion of medical marijuana in the arsenal of treatment options for pain, including clinical indications and practical legal considerations associated with the use of cannabinoids. ...