Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans. Certain patients with chronic pain are candidates for intrathecal (IT) therapy, which can mitigate some of the risks associated with systemic opioids. Following appropriate patient selection based on medical and psychiatric history and a physical exam, a patient can begin a trial with morphine or ziconotide, the 2 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved IT therapies. Monitoring for adverse events should continue after IT pump implantation, as should monitoring for catheter- or pump-related complications. This CME-accredited Point of Care 201™ 2-part series discusses identification of candidates for IT therapy, available IT therapies, optimal treatment initiation and management, and both surgical implantation and pump refill techniques.
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Best Practices in Intrathecal Therapy for Chronic Pain: Patient Selection, Treatment Initiation, and Ongoing MonitoringFormat: Webcast Series
Welcome to this Chronic Pain CME Snapshot™ video series. Each 15-minute module offers focused, clinically actionable education for pain specialists, nurses and other clinicians who manage patients treated with intrathecally delivered analgesics for chronic pain. For a comprehensive curriculum that provides a practical set of recommendations on improving daily functioning and quality of life among patients with chronic pain, clinician learners can complete all 4 modules for a full hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The American Headache Society (AHS) 60th Annual Scientific Meeting was held in San Francisco, California, June 28-29, 2018. The mission of AHS is to improve the care and lives of people living with headache disorders. AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. The Society’s objective is to promote the exchange of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders. Educating physicians, health professionals, and the public, and encouraging scientific research are the primary functions of the Society. AHS activities include an Annual Scientific Meeting, a comprehensive headache symposium, regional symposia for neurologists and family practice physicians, publication of the journal Headache, and sponsorship of the American Migraine Foundation.
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