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Chronic Pain Symposium: A Comprehensive Perspective

PACCAR Medical Education Center

Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EST)

Chronic Pain Symposium: A Comprehensive Perspective

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adena Medical Group Physician   more info Ended Free $0.00
Adena Healthcare Professional Ended Free $0.00
Physician (Non-Adena)   more info Ended $100.00 $0.00
Healthcare Professional (Non-Adena) Ended $75.00 $0.00
Students/Interns/Residents Ended Free $0.00

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Opioid Pain medicine abuse is rampant in Southern Ohio based on data from healthcare, law enforcement, public health, and the coroner system.  This educational event will give the prescriber updated perspectives from service providers along the prescription pathway.  This course provides practical approaches to meeting State Medical and Nursing Board obligations and help patients receive appropriate assessment, treatment, and monitoring of the use of opioid pain medicines.


Event Objectives: After attending this event participants will be able to:

* Identify what constitutes an appropriate assessment of a patient with chronic or acute pain.
*Follow best practice guidelines for treatment of chronic pain.
* Monitor patients being treated with long-term controlled substances and identify when further consultation is needed. 

* Identify the prevalence and demographics of chronic pain
* Define lawful and best practice medical management and monitoring of multimodal care.
* Discuss perspectives of the comprehensive health care team.

Who should attend:
Anesthesiologists/Pain, Family Physicians, Ob/GYN, Psychiatrists, ED,Urgent Care, Internists, Hospitalists, Neurologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Chaplains
AGENDA - TOPICS and Speaker Objectives:


Current Events: Pain Medicine Update – Pharmacy Perspective

(Pharmacist: Bryan Piccirillo)                                                          
*Present data showing the growing problem of prescription abuse within Ohio.                                                  
*Review rules and regulations of pharmacy practice that   directly impact narcotic utilization and pharmacist responsibility, including recent changes.
 *Recognize the pharmacist’s role in prescription abuse as well as provide examples that may be encountered in practice.

OARRS/Ohio Law Update    
(Donald Sullivan, Phd)                                  
* Discuss the new legal requirements for patient monitoring by physicians and pharmacists regarding OARRS and Ohio House Bill 93.
* Discuss patient cases regarding the appropriate use and                                  monitoring of patients using the OARRS System
* Discuss the legal requirements of electronic prescribing and dispensing controlled substances.
* Discuss the legal requirements of controlled substance prescribing and dispensing regarding computer to fax and standard faxed prescriptions.
* Discuss recent law updates affecting pharmacist/physician practice
Urine Testing/New Pharmaceuticals           
(Phil Prior, MD)                                               
*Administer the right level of drug screen for the right patient
*Analyze urine drug screens
*Know the clinical implications of inconsistencies
*Recognize new and upcoming pharmaceuticals
Primary Care Perspective              
(John Gabis, MD)      
* assess patients for physiologic and psychological sources of pain.
* utilize information from a team of resources to further assess pain medication needs and use.
* assess and mitigate for diversion of controlled substances used in the treatment of chronic pain


Nurse Practitioner Law Update and Perspectives 
(Christine Williams,
)                                                               *Discuss law and rules pertinent to contemporary APRNpractice in Ohio
*Review schedule II prescribing and OARRS Law and Rule as it pertains to APRNs
*State the Requirements for staying compliant with Ohio’s rules for APRN practice.
*Review what the APRN should do if the board comes knocking.

Hospice Perspective 
(David Towle, DO)                                                                   
* Discuss issues of misuse of narcotics after discharge
* Provide real case examples of drug incidents from a hospice perspective
* Discuss drug diversion techniques from a hospice perspective

 Law Enforcement Perspective 
 (Thomas Hollis, II , Ross County Sheriff's Department)        
* Recognize law enforcement drug diversion efforts                       
* Provide real case examples of drug incidents from a law enforcement perspective
* Increase community awareness
* Propose solutions on the home front
* Solicit community approach to drug problem

Q&A Panel/Post-Test

Accreditation Statements and Disclosures

Adena Health System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Adena Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.


5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  are applicable toward continuing medical education for nursing licensure.


The State Board of Pharmacy has approved this event for 0.1 CEU of Pharmacy Jurisprudence.  0.3 CEUs have been approved for Pharmacy Continuing Education.


This Live activity, Chronic Pain Symposium: A Comprehensive Perspective, with a beginning date of December 8, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



There are no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose by speakers, planners, or CME Committee members.

Have questions about Chronic Pain Symposium: A Comprehensive Perspective? Contact PACCAR Medical Education Center

When & Where

PACCAR Medical Education Center
446 Hospital Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EST)

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PACCAR Medical Education Center

Opened in September 2008, the PACCAR Medical Education Center is a dream that became a reality thanks to the cooperation of Adena, local, state, and federal officials, and the community. Through philanthropic grants, our community raised over $5 million to support the construction of the PACCAR Center while Adena Health System contributed $10 million.

The PACCAR Medical Education Center...bringing the future of medicine to Southern Ohio and beyond.

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