MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN IN OLDER ADULTS IN AN ERA OF SCRUTINY

Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: N. Hemisphere A3/4
  • CME/CE: 4.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Additional fee session
CME/CE, CMD Clinical Credit: 4 
Moderator: Keela A. Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN

Learning Objectives: (1) describe the response/consequences of reducing opioids and the impact of the societal trend of opioid abuse on pain management in older adults; (2) identify key elements of a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment set realistic goals and expectations for pain management; (3) describe how pain medications work and how to optimize pain pathways; (4) identify patients at risk of addiction, and review strategies for minimizing misuse and abuse of opiods; and (5) discuss nonpharmacological interventions and their role in chronic pain management in older adults.

Prescribing Trends in Pain Management and the Response to the Opioid Crisis
Lynn Webster, MD

Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Pain Assessment to Target Treatment: The Foundation of Treatment Targeting
Debra K. Weiner, MD

Polypharmacy and Deprescribing in Pain Management
Joseph Shega, MD and Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP

Recognizing Addictive Behaviors and Strategies to Avoid Opioid Misuse/Abuse
Barbara J. St. Marie, PhD, AGPCNP

Leveraging Nonpharmacologic Interventions in Chronic Pain Management
Cary Reid, MD, PhD