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PAINWeek is the preferred resource for frontline practitioners treating acute and chronic pain. For over a decade, we have demonstrated that “education is the best analgesic’’ by presenting over 12,000 hours of content across our national and regional conferences, conducting hundreds of Expert Opinion interviews, and publishing an array of faculty authored articles in our quarterly journal. Be it live, digital, or print, PAINWeek provides education and insight 365 days/year!

PAINWeek is the preferred resource for frontline practitioners treating acute and chronic pain. For over a decade, we have demonstrated that “education is the best analgesic’’ by presenting over 12,000 hours of content across our national and regional conferences, conducting hundreds of Expert Opinion interviews, and publishing an array of faculty authored articles in our quarterly journal. Be it live, digital, or print, PAINWeek provides education and insight 365 days/year!

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PAINWeek is the preferred resource for frontline practitioners treating acute and chronic pain. For over a decade, we have demonstrated that “education is the best analgesic’’ by presenting over 12,000 hours of content across our national and regional conferences, conducting hundreds of Expert Opinion interviews, and publishing an array of faculty authored articles in our quarterly journal. Be it live, digital, or print, PAINWeek provides education and insight 365 days/year!

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@PAINWeek

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English

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973-415-5100


Episodes

Improving Safety of Chronic Opioid Prescribing by Incorporating Clinical Pharmacists on Teams

8/3/2021
The management of chronic noncancer pain with opioid medications is controversial. The negative consequences have been described as a public health emergency and the efficacy of chronic opioid therapy remains a subject of significant debate. Despite recommendations that chronic opioid therapy not be utilized until other methods fail, there remains a large population of patients for whom no other therapy has been effective and a large cohort of people who have been treated for years with...

Duration:00:47:22

Buprenorphine: A Molecule for All Seasons

7/12/2021
Buprenorphine was developed by UK based Reckitt & Colman Products and released in the United Kingdom in 1978. That same year, a clinical study determined that buprenorphine could be helpful in reducing cravings of pure opioids in patients with an opioid abuse disorder. Then, a separate study published in 1982 demonstrated that buprenorphine offered excellent analgesia with a blunted abuse liability. Buprenorphine is a partial agonist at the mu-opioid receptors and an antagonist at the kappa...

Duration:00:44:09

That’s Debatable! Does Cannabis Reduce Opioid Death, and Does Gabapentin Increase It?

7/2/2021
The use of opioids to treat chronic pain has become quite contentious in recent years. Things get even more confusing when we consider adding an adjuvant analgesic in the mix. Does this reduce or heighten risk? The audience can decide where to throw spitballs when 2 practitioners debate 2 separate topics. First, is the use of cannabis plus an opioid likely to provide an enhanced clinical effect (eg, allow for opioid dose reduction and by extension, harm), make no difference, or possibly...

Duration:00:43:26

When Darkness Falls: Managing Pain in Fibromyalgia and Restless Leg Syndrome

6/28/2021
In previous presentations, Dr. Jay has discussed the pathophysiology, neuroanatomical, and other aspects of fibromyalgia. In this activity, all of that will NOT be discussed, so the focus can be only on the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome. Treatment will be covered in depth, not the phenomenology that is the complex neuroanatomical and neuropathological backgrounds of these diatheses. The goal is to provide clinicians with practical information to be...

Duration:00:49:49

Back Pain: It's All About the Diagnosis

6/21/2021
The prevalence of back pain continues despite the many treatments available, without any single treatment being a panacea. In routine clinical practice there has been a tendency of clinical examinations to become more cursory, largely influenced by increasing demands of time and arguably an overreliance upon technology. It has been suggested that the failure to adequately differentially diagnose the cause of back pain can account for clinical failures in treatment. The purpose of this...

Duration:02:12:58

Icebergs, Oceans, and the Experience of Pain

6/7/2021
Today’s providers are limited by time and must work with extreme efficiency. And yet for many, 100% of their time is used trying to treat 20% of their patients’ problems. This presentation will address the problem of chronic pain, provide simple tools to use during any office visit, and explain the power of positive and negative thoughts on the chronic pain experience.

Duration:00:48:22

No Guts, No Glory: Mystery of the Microbiome

6/7/2021
Several recent studies have found intriguing links between gut microbes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases. Additional studies have shown the interactions between the central nervous system, enteric nervous system, and the gastrointestinal tract, suggestive that gut microbiota appears to influence the development of emotional behavior, and stress- and pain-modulation systems. In the age of modern medicine, it is easy to forget that we change our body chemistry every time we eat. The...

Duration:00:51:25

Better With Age? Pain Management of the Older Adult

5/24/2021
Pain is common in the aging population. Findings from an NIH funded study looking at the impact on pain in the older adult found that over 50% of people surveyed had pain within the last month, often in more than one location. Despite the high prevalence of pain, pain often remains undertreated, resulting in impaired cognition, decreased socialization, sleep disturbances, and a reduced quality of life. Our bodies react differently to medications due to medical comorbidities and metabolic...

Duration:00:54:35

Opioid Therapy and Opioid Tapering: Guidance for Clinicians to Improve Outcomes.

5/17/2021
This course will review the scientific evidence for/against opioid therapy, risk mitigation, and different methods of opioid tapering. Providers need guidance to determine which patients may or may not benefit from opioids. While most pain patients on opioid therapy manage opioids safely, the risks are detrimental to some patients and society. Clinicians are faced with contradictory professional advice and legal mandates/scrutiny. Many patients are exposed to risk due to inappropriately...

Duration:00:49:15

Applying Mechanism-Based Classification to Clinical Reasoning for Complex Persistent Pain

5/8/2021
Understanding the mechanisms that drive a persistent pain process is critical for effectively treating pain in any patient. While it is common to treat pain from a primary nociceptive perspective, this approach often fails in patients with central sensitization. Pain mechanism based classifications can help clinicians make recommendations that may improve functional outcomes and enhance patient adherence by identifying primary pain mechanisms. This course will offer practical tips for...

Duration:01:47:45

A Modest Proposal: Addressing the Components and Complexities of Coordinated Care

5/3/2021
Course DescriptionWhen we practitioners approach complex medical problems (whether pain, depression, or even GERD) that have psychological and lifestyle components and we do so with minimally monitored drug-only therapies, we may bounce from one “wonder drug” to another and end up bewildered or worse. These problems need complex approaches that address the component parts and we can’t just rely on finding the next wonder drug. Perhaps it’s part of the American mindset: wanting a pill to fix...

Duration:01:07:05

The Visible Few: An Imperfect Burden on Patients and Providers

5/3/2021
Forced downward titration has been broadly implemented throughout the country as a direct result of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Prescribing clinicians feel pressured to follow the CDC’s recommendations of dose limits to avoid regulatory sanctions, and pharmacists feel a corresponding obligation to intervene in accordance with the CDC guideline and corporate policies. In many instances, prescribers have refused to treat opioid-requiring pain patients, resulting...

Duration:00:47:47

The Visible Few: An Imperfect Burden on Patients and Providers

4/19/2021
Forced downward titration has been broadly implemented throughout the country as a direct result of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Prescribing clinicians feel pressured to follow the CDC’s recommendations of dose limits to avoid regulatory sanctions, and pharmacists feel a corresponding obligation to intervene in accordance with the CDC guideline and corporate policies. In many instances, prescribers have refused to treat opioid-requiring pain patients, resulting...

Duration:00:47:47

Status Traumaticus: A Trauma Informed Approach to Chronic Pain Management

4/19/2021
This session is designed to familiarize learners with the principles of the neurobiology of the traumatized patient and illuminate the salient concepts that are germane to the presentations and treatment of patients with chronic pain. At the conclusion of this activity, practitioners should be able to identify several key aspects of behavior and presentation in patients with chronic pain who have a history of trauma, as well as utilize these concepts when interacting and treating these...

Duration:00:54:26

Understanding Analgesic Trials

4/12/2021
There are various types of studies that are necessary to perform in order to determine their clinical relevance. The process extends from benchtop to bedside side and includes various special populations like pediatrics and geriatrics. This course addresses various elements related to the study of analgesics. Novel improved preclinical animal models in analgesic studies are examined. The unique issues of unusually high placebo and nocebo effects in analgesic which can lead to confusing...

Duration:01:32:19

Psych Twister: Using Metaphors, Mindfulness, and Values to Promote Behavioral Change

4/5/2021
Chronic pain is much more than a physical sensation. It can be all-encompassing and often impacts an individual in a multitude of ways, spawning discouraging, painful, or unwanted psychological experiences such as thoughts, feelings, and memories as well as functional limitations. The natural approach might be to dedicate time and expend energy and resources (emotional, psychological, financial, etc) to controlling or avoiding these uncomfortable experiences. However, increasing evidence...

Duration:00:48:08

An Elusive Villain: Pain Associated With Lyme Disease and Other Spirochetal Infections

3/30/2021
Spirochetal infection symptoms include muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and many others. Lyme disease can cause joint pain and stiffness, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and sleep problems, among others. Depending on the species of bacteria involved, symptoms may be quite painful and range from acute to chronic. How are patients infected? What treatments work best? Although an “appropriate” treatment for the various stages of infection is not universally accepted, this course will...

Duration:00:50:01

Enhancing Recovery After Surgery: How Certified Nurse Anesthetists Are Improving Outcomes

3/22/2021
The healthcare community is at a crossroads as the opioid crisis rages in America – how to provide effective pain management while preventing opioid abuse and addiction. This session will explore evidence-based opioid-sparing pain management techniques and how they are improving patient outcomes and quality of life while also reducing overall costs.

Duration:00:56:30

VA's Stepped Care Model for Pain Management and Whole Health

3/12/2021
The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force identified inconsistencies and fragmentation of pain care as gaps in US healthcare that limit best practices and patient outcomes. The report encourages coordinated care and cites the collaborative stepped model of pain care, as adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense health systems as a best practice. The session will address the challenges and successes of VA’s pain care transformation towards...

Duration:00:48:43

Let’s Get on the Same Prescribing Page: Standardizing Opioid Prescribing Practices

2/8/2021
This presentation will focus on the development of a clinical decision tool to standardize opioid prescribing for patients with sickle cell disease. Pain is the hallmark symptom of sickle cell disease, which is often managed by hematologists or primary care physicians. Currently, there is no clinical decision tool or any type of standardization regarding opioid prescribing among these patients. The Management of Sickle Cell Disease guidelines, published in JAMA in 2014, states that there is...

Duration:00:42:26