Improving Postoperative Pain Management in Patients with Complicated Pain

Pharmacy Times, September 2015 Specialty Pharmacy, Volume 81, Issue 9

This Continuing Education activity is supported by an educational grant from Mallinckrodt.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mallinckrodt.

Improving Postoperative Pain Management in Patients with Complicated Pain

Faculty

Daniel Abazia, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey

Clinical Pharmacist

Capital Health Regional Medical Center

Trenton, New Jersey

Educational Objectives

After completing this continuing education program, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine types of pain and methods of treatment.
  • Explain how pain perception differs between cultures and discuss strategies to individualize pain treatments.
  • Document patients who have the potential to develop opioid use disorder and manage treatment accordingly.
  • Identify pain medication adverse events and strategies to manage these events.

Target audience: Pharmacists

Type of activity: Application

Release date: September 7, 2015

Expiration date: September 7, 2016

Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours

Fee: Free

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-15-099-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through September 7, 2016.