The pharmacologic management of chronic pain is an important aspect of most if not all clinicians’ daily practices. However, strategies aimed at optimizing the use of non-opioid analgesics while mitigating the potential risks associated with opioid use can be difficult to implement. This course will provide timely, useful, practical information about the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics to treat adults with chronic pain.
Session topics will include:
- Opioid Pharmacology
- Buprenorphine and Ketamine: Atypical Analgesics?
- Monitoring Long-Term Opioid Therapy: Risk Mitigation and CDC Guideline Integration
- Opioid Tapering and Case Presentation
- Anticonvulsants for Neuropathic Pain
- Analgesic Antidepressants for Chronic Pain
- Arachnoiditis and Aberrant Drug- Related Behavior: Management and Treatment Options
The afternoon portion of the program will consist of Rapid-Fire Pharmacotherapy Review on:
- NSAIDs and Muscle Relaxants for Chronic Pain
- Topical Analgesics for Acute and Chronic Pain
- Anticoagulant Management in Pain Medicine
- Pharmacologic Management of Migraine Headache