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Onsite - Pain Management in 2019: Issues, Challenges and Treatments

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Hospital for Special Surgery, Main Campus

535 East 70th Street

Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

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This year we are approaching the treatment of pain from a different angle, focusing on alternative options to pain control. Patients are seeking out different modalities, other than medications, to help them through painful experiences, both acute and persistent. There is a growing body of literature demonstrating that teaching patients techniques on how to maintain control, reduce stress and improve their quality of life by active participation enhances their wellbeing. As healthcare providers, we need to be cognizant of their potential value and be familiar with some methods that we can utilize ourselves and encourage our patients to employ. To this end, we will have presentations on the use of medical marijuana, mindfulness therapy, the value of nutrition, the importance of rehabilitation and ways to improve communication with our patients.

Please see detailed agenda below.
This activity is also available via live stream, view listing here.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
Nurses: Hospital for Special Surgery is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission.

This activity has been approved for 6 contact hours.
Approval number: NYP269-2/17-20-HSS10/18/19

Physician Assistants: This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 6 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

Physical Therapists: Hospital for Special Surgery is a New York State Education Department approved provider for physical therapy continuing education. Hospital for Special Surgery designates this activity for a maximum of 6 contact hours. The following states require continuing education units with no state specific approval: CT, IA, MA, and WA. This activity is pending approval in NJ for Physical Therapy credits.

Target Audience
This activity is targeted to registered nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, case managers, physician assistants, and physical therapists.

Learning Objectives
HSS professional education activities are intended to improve the quality of patient care and safety. At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss role nutrition plays in pain and chronic inflammation.

  • Describe the foundation components of motivational interviewing.

  • Discuss the current evidence for pain and symptom management with cannabis.

  • Explain the physiological processes involved in mind-body practices for pain.

  • Discuss the psychosocial components of pain in children and adolescents.

  • Describe the role physical therapy plays in reducing pain and regaining function.

Special Needs
Hospital for Special Surgery is accessible for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Participants with special needs are requested to contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 212.606.1057.

Financial Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Standards for Commercial Support, all CNE providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of activity directors, planning committee members, presenters, authors, and staff involved in the development of CNE content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CNE activity content over which the individual has control.

It is the policy of Hospital for Special Surgery to request all financial relationships that activity directors, planning committee members, presenters, authors and staff have with commercial interests, but to disclose to the activity audience only the relevant financial relationships.


8:30 am
Registration and Breakfast*

9:00 am
Introductory Remarks and Welcome*
Barbara Wukovits, RN, BSN, BC

9:15 am
Pediatric Pain Management: A Focus of Non-Pharmacologic Modalities**
Lisa Ipp, MD, and Peyton Katz, CCLS

10:15 am
Nutrition and Pain**
Deborah McInerney, MS, RD, CDN

11:00 am

11:15 am
Physical Modalities Used in a Rehabilitation Setting**
Kimberly Baptiste, PT, DPT, CKPT, SFMA

12:00 pm

12:45 pm
A Taste of MI: Motivational Interviewing and Brief Action Planning for Pain Management**
Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

2:15 pm
Cannabis: The New Panacea for Pain and Symptom Management?**
Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN

3:15 pm

3:30 pm
Mind Body Approaches to Pain in the Clinical Setting**
Nancy O’Brien, CIAYT

4:30 pm
Closing Remarks*

*Not designated for credit
**Q & A sessions included
Faculty and agenda are subject to change.

Program Faculty

Activity Director
Barbara Wukovits, RN, BSN, BC
Director of Pain Management Services
Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

HSS Nurse Planners
Lisa Briskie, BSN, RN, ONC
Patient Educator
Hospital for Special Surgery

Jack Davis, MSN, RN, ONC
Manager of Patient Education and Research
Hospital for Special Surgery
NAON President 2019-20

HSS Medical Consultant
Philip J. Wagner, MD
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist
Associate Director, Acute Pain Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Guest Faculty
Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Nurse Practitioner
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Hanover, NH

Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research and Innovations
Associate Professor
Stony Brook University School of Nursing
Stony Brook, NY

HSS Faculty
Kimberly Baptiste, PT, DPT, CKTP, SFMA
Physical Therapist

Lisa S. Ipp, MD
Chief of Pediatric Medicine
Associate Attending Pediatrician
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine

Peyton Katz, CCLS
Pediatric Patient and Family Care Coordinator

Deborah McInerney, MS, RD, CDN
Clinical Nutritionist

Nancy O’Brien, CIAYT
Certified Yoga Therapist

HSS Program Coordinator
Wanda Napolitano
Senior Events and Marketing Coordinator
Professional Education
HSS Education Institute

Registration Information and Assistance
For registration assistance or any other questions, contact Professional Education at 212.606.1057 or professionaleducation@hss.edu.

Refund Policy
A handling fee of $20 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by mail one week prior to the course. No refund will be made thereafter.

Hospital for Special Surgery reserves the right to cancel this course. In the unlikely event the course is cancelled, HSS will issue a full refund of the registration fee, but will not be responsible for any other charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the course.

Parking and Accommodations
For information on parking and accommodations, please go to our neighborhood directory. Local accommodations are limited and early reservations are recommended.

Airport: LaGuardia (LGA) is 8 miles northeast of the city. Kennedy International (JFK) is 15 miles southeast of the city. Newark International (EWR) is 16 miles southwest of the city.
Bus: M72, M31 stop at East 69th Street and York Avenue.
Subway: Nearest line is the Q train stop at East 72nd Street and Second Avenue or the 6 train at Lexington Avenue and 68th Street.
Car (FDR Drive): Driving south, exit at 71st Street. Driving north, exit at 63rd Street. Continue on York Avenue.
Parking: Parking garages are located in the area.

Please Note
This program may be recorded, filmed or photographed. By attending this program, you give permission to Hospital for Special Surgery to use your voice and likeness for any purpose (promotional, educational, or other), in any medium, and without remuneration of any kind to you.

For More Information
Go to hss.edu/cme for a complete calendar of scheduled live and online CME activities.

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535 East 70th Street

Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

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