Chronic Pain Therapy and Modalities
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Evaluate patients presenting with chronic, nonterminal pain to assess for potential opioid responsiveness and opioid risk.
2. Develop an evidence-based treatment plan that involves the appropriate selections of an initial opioid, continuous monitoring, adjustment or tapering, discontinuation, alternative therapies, or referral to a pain subspecialist.
3. Identify evidence based, non-opioid based strategies for chronic pain management including TENs units, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medical marijuana.
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Elissa J. Palmer, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Professor and Chair, Director Reproductive Services, Director Rural Track Residency, Department of Family Medicine, Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada
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