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PAINWeek faculty member Gary Jay discusses what's going on with opioid prescribing today, and why some doctors may be prescribing opioids when they might do better with another medication. ...
The challenges of acute pain management and addiction progression can be met. Debra B. Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN, gives some pointers. ...
A former Buddist monk and current Chief Zen Officer brings to light the enormous benefits of mindful meditation. It's not as difficult, or as "out there," as you may think, and may bring people in pain great relief. ...
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 ...
UDT is the preferred tool in patient centered care, and is increasingly important in risk management. Heit and Gourlay discuss how it can offer clinicians insight into patient identification, treatment, and monitoring, and provide objective data for... ...
The available research provides scant evidence in support of medication or interventional procedures for reducing pain associated with functional impairment. Dr. Pohl outlines the elements of a more comprehensive treatment approach that engages... ...
Dr. Reid reviews some of the age-related complications of geriatric pain management, and discusses the safety and efficacy of both pharmacologic and alternative treatment modalities. The value of collaborative models of care delivery for this patient... ...
Counterfeit medications are a cause of decreased wellness, increased morbidity, and even death. An anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician reviews the origin of counterfeit medications, describes some anti-counterfeiting technologies and... ...
Over the last 15 years, more epidural steroid injections are being administered by more providers. Dr. Joshi, an interventional pain physician and anesthesiologist, considers the etiology of musculoskeletal pain, and unravels some of the perceptions... ...
Doctors Gourlay and Heit, specialists in the arena of pain and addition, explore some of the more common issues confronting the primary care clinician in the management of long-term opioid prescribing. The focus is on the challenges of the inherited... ...
Doctors Gourlay and Heit, specialists in the arena of pain and addition, explore some of the more common issues confronting the primary care clinician in the management of long-term opioid prescribing. The focus is on the challenges of the inherited... ...
In patients with advanced illness, pain medication regimens may be inappropriately prolonged, due to clinical inertia or misperceptions over continued benefit. This segment considers the process for evaluating the medication decision in advanced... ...
Although prescription medications are of great benefit to many patients with chronic non-cancer pain, there are significant complications for patients who are either addicted or in recovery. Dr. Durham, a clinical pharmacist, professor of pharmacy,... ...
Dr. Zacharoff sketches the background history of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, and offers an assessment of how well they are performing and how they can be improved. Watch the segment for recommendations on what you need to know to... ...
Observations by a pain management educator and lawyer on some key issues for pain medication prescribers. ...
Observations by a pain management educator and lawyer on some key issues for pain medication prescribers. ...
Observations on the clinical condition of coping, and a discussion of some motivational strategies that may be beneficial to patient and clinicians in addressing the phenomenon. ...
Observations on the clinical condition of coping, and a discussion of some motivational strategies that may be beneficial to patient and clinicians in addressing the phenomenon. ...
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 medication management in advanced illness. ...