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FNPN CONFERENCE PRESENTS - Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Posted about 1 month ago by Regina Pommer

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AANP CE Series titled is available during the FNPN conference in August. To Register Click Here

SPEAKER: Brett Badgley Snodgrass has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 12 years, practicing in multiple settings. She is the Palliative Medicine Clinical Coordinator for the Baptist Healthcare System in Memphis, TN. She is also the owner of BBS Health Education – where she creates and presents continuing education for healthcare providers, both live and online. She is a nationally recognized nurse practitioner speaker and teacher. She is an award-winning healthcare blogger – The NP Mom. Her blog offers answers to patient’s questions they often forget to ask! You can visit her blog at www.thenpmom.wordpress.com. Brett Is a chronic pain expert, working for more than 20 years with chronic pain patients in a variety of settings. She is board certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, where she is currently the TN State Representative. She is also a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Brett received the 2015 AANP State Excellence Award for Tennessee for her work across the state on the TN Chronic Pain Task Force, as well as advocating for TN Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners. She was also awarded the 2017 Memphis Business Journal Healthcare Hero Award.

DESCRIPTION: The most recent nationally vetted standards for safe opioid prescribing are presented based on the FDA Prescriber Education blueprint and developed by CO*RE.

Content discusses the four phases of safe prescribing standards:

  1. Pain assessment and screening tool use guidelines;
  2. Opioid trial definition and expected components including UDT, PPA & Informed Consent;
  3. Long term therapy, UDT and screening tool use frequencies, and
  4. Aspects associated with termination of care.

Concepts of Red Flag behaviors and problem cases are reviewed. Pharmacology information includes CO*RE content on immediate release and long acting opioids, dose and drug family changes, equal analgesic drug conversions and abuse deterrent medications. Completion of this program and its evaluation meets many state based requirement, including Boards of Nursing, for opioid prescriber education.