New Developments in Pain Management
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Pain is a universally understood sign of disease or injury, but it may also be considered a medical condition in its own right. The complexity associated with understanding or assessing pain makes its treatment challenging to the healthcare clinician. These difficulties can be serious when pain treatment gives rise to other health problems, such as medication tolerance or misuse. A newly approved oral drug, Seglentis, may offer an alternative pain management approach that addresses some of the challenges clinicians face when treating a patient’s pain. Future directions in pain management include new target-directed small-molecule analgesics, gene therapy, ligand-gated ion channels, anti-inflammatory cytokines, pain-modulating neurotransmitters, and image-guided delivery of locoregional pain syndromes.
Provide an overview of pain types and characteristics
Describe pain modulation, assessment, and diagnosis
Describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management
Discuss current challenges in pain management
Discuss the new co-crystal (celecoxib and tramadol hydrochloride) drug for use in acute pain management
II. Defining Pain
III. Types of Pain
IV. Acute and Chronic Pain
V. Pain Modulation
VI. Pain Assessment
VII. Pain Diagnosis
VIII. Managing Pain
1. Pharmacological Pain Treatments
2. Non-pharmacologic Pain Treatments
3. Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management
IX. Challenges of Pain Management
1. Misuse and Dependence on Opioids
2. Challenges of Pain Management in Long-Term Care
XI. Future Trends
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Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Salam Kadhim, PhD, and Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNP-BC. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.
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- Target Audience: Pharmacist
- Contact Hours: 1.0
- Activity Release Date: 11/11/2022
- Activity Expiration Date: 11/11/2025
- Activity Type: Knowledge
- UAN: 0669-0000-22-064-H08-P
- Topic: Pain Management/Opioids
- CeBroker Number: 20-971124
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