While team-based care is the best approach to managing patients with pain, it is not always easy, with lack of communication and education often being the biggest concerns. It is important for the entire healthcare team to work together to improve communication and to better educate patients about their pain management. Here, we examine the role of pharmacists in educating patients about their pain to optimize safe and effective treatment plans.
In this CMEOCast podcast about team-based strategies that address patients’ pain needs, expert faculty discuss the management of pain from acute injury, dental procedures, and minor surgery as well as that of patients with chronic pain, including strategies that promote improved communication among the treatment team and educating patients about their pain.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.
John G. Gums, PharmD, FCCP, has no disclosures to report.
Carol Anne A. Motycka, PharmD, BCACP, has no disclosures to report.
Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.
Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.
Call us at (877) CME-PROS or (877) 263-7767.