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WEBINAR: Opioids for Chronic Pain Management - A Patient's Perspective on t...

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The mutually-established, prescribed plan for management of chronic pain, often includes opioids. While convenient and often effective, concerns include significant side effects, addiction, dependency, and withdrawal for patients and opioid crisis pressures from regulatory agencies and insurer pressure for clinicians. How can patients, their caretakers and clinicians work together to ensure adequate and safe pain relief?

In this webinar, we will hear from an engaged patient advocate as he shares his experiences navigating through the health care system, his advice and recommendations on how to build a trusting relationship with your provider, and how technology can assist in encouraging conversation and discussion regarding pain management. These challenges and solutions vary widely. As this is one person's perspective and not a definitive roadmap, we welcome you, our attendee, to submit questions and experiences regarding this topic for our presenter to address.

1 CEU included for nurses and social workers.

Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Understand the challenges that providers may face in prescribing opioids and why there is hesitation

  • Learn three (3) ways that you can advocate for yourself or that of your loved one

  • Recognize the role technology can play in pain management

  • Appreciate the range of options and solutions for pain management


Danny van Leeuwen, Opa, RN, MPH
Health Hats

Danny, known as Health Hats, wears many hats in healthcare: patient with Multiple Sclerosis, care partner for several family members’ end-of-life journeys, a nurse for 40 years, an informaticist, a QI leader, a mentor to leaders and advocates, a patient/caregiver activist. A podcaster and weekly blogger for more than six years at www.health-hats.com.

He is an action catalyst empowering people traveling together toward best health, writing, speaking, and advising on learning what works for people in their health journey: informed decision-making, patient-centered research, communication at transitions of care, and technology supporting solutions created by and for people.

Danny: Consults about patient engagement and informed decision making about pain management choices. Serves on the Steering Committee of AHRQ’s Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support (PCCDS) Learning Network. Reviews PCORI research funding applications and serves as co-chair of PCORI’s Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science (CEDS) Advisory Panel. Technical expert for the CMS-funded Supporting Efficiency and Innovation in the Process of Developing CMS Quality Measures. Participating in the National Academy of Medicine’s Digital Learning Collaboratives on Patient Ownership of Health Data and Health Data Sharing, Linkage, and Use. Spoke about patient-centered decisions and patient engagement at the Medical Group Management Association and for the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation.


Full attendance at the live webinar (you must attend a minimum of 50 minutes) is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education credit. Attendees requesting CEU credit must each call into the webinar individually using the call-in number and computer link from your instruction email for your attendance to be documented. If you do not follow these directions, there is no official documentation of your attendance, and you will not receive CEU credit for this webinar. Ask us about special arrangements offered to CCCC organization members.

You are also required to complete an online survey within 30 days following the webinar to receive a a CEU certificate or certificate of attendance. A link to the evaluation will be provided in an email sent to you within 48 hours following the webinar. The email will also include links to the presentation recording and slides. Certificates will be sent via email.

Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403, for one (1) contact hour.
Social Work: Course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CCCC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs and LMFTs, Provider #91987.
Chaplains – This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.

Cancellations must be made in writing no later than three (3) business days prior to the webinar, and faxed to (888) 789-9475 or e-mailed to info@CoalitionCCC.org, to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged and can be made by calling (916) 489-2222.

CCCC maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Please contact us at (916) 489-2222 or email info@coalitionccc.org with any questions, to address a grievance, or to request special ADA accommodation needs.

Note: When registering, please use the email address of the person attending the webinar.

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