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Pain Management for Patients with History of Substance Abuse

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MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care continues the Interprofessional Webinar Series to help providers with challenging situations. The next webinar will examine the case of a 69-year-old man with a history of alcoholism, persistent pain after limb-sparing resection of an osteosarcoma.

The purpose of this palliative care webinar is to enhance the knowledge of nurses, nursing administrators and managers, social workers, and healthcare coaches in the management of patients with chronic pain and a comorbid substance use disorder.

This live program is offered on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET.

This webinar will be taught by Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care; Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care; and Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Objectives:

  • Improve the assessment of chronic pain after cancer surgery.
  • Improve the assessment of treatment risk in populations with chronic pain and a history of substance use disorder.
  • Employ first-line and second-line pharmacotherapy for the treatment of chronic pain after cancer surgery.
  • Enhance the safe use of opioid therapy by a best practice approach to careful patient selection.
  • Employ best practices when opioid therapy is necessary for the patient with a history of substance abuse.
  • Determine when referral for specialist care is necessary during the management of the patient with chronic pain after cancer surgery.

Why Do I Need to Know This?
To enhance the quality of care provided to patients with chronic pain associated with serious medical illness.

One continuing education credit is available.

Visit the MJHS website for more details and to register online.

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