Essential Elements of Customized Analgesic Medications – The Basics

May 7, 2018

Chronic pain is the leading reason patients seek healthcare, affecting more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.  Unfortunately, among those suffering, many remain inadequately treated and/or subjected to the adverse side effects of current therapeutics. Some of the most noteworthy challenges in pain management include improper patient assessment; incomplete understanding of pain pathology and origin; lacking insight on how to appropriately target analgesia; inadequate available therapeutic options; and adverse reactions associated with first-line commercial products, namely systemic side effects, addiction, and patient non-compliance. Alternative therapeutic options that better target the affected site to optimize therapeutic efficacy, while reducing adverse effects are warranted.

In this program, participants will become well-rehearsed with the challenges in pain management and the insufficiency of current strategies. In order to gain insight on alternative options and opportunities for customization, participants will first review the pathophysiology of pain and the mechanisms of action for various analgesic medications. In doing so, participants will gain a thorough understanding on how to effectively target analgesic therapy. This knowledge will then be put to practice in the form of case study assessments that review comprehensive patient data and charts that cover complex pain-related conditions, including:

  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Laser Scar Removal
  • Headaches
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Addiction

Participants will be encouraged to critically and creatively develop customized solutions that take into consideration selecting appropriate delivery systems and dosage forms, optimizing pharmaceutical combinations for efficacious pain management, excluding inactive ingredients that are not well tolerated by the patient, among much more. This interactive program will provide pharmacists, technicians, and other healthcare professionals with the unique opportunity to collaborate to produce patient-centered and efficacious treatment regimens for pain. Through didactic teachings, group discussions, and case assessments, participants will further their competency and proficiency in analgesic therapy and develop the skills and knowledge needed to optimize therapeutic outcome.

Intended audience


  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Objectives

For Pharmacists

  1. Examine the challenges associated with current first-line treatments for pain, including improper or ineffective dosage strength and form, presence of irritating inactive ingredients, adverse side effects, tolerance, and addiction.
  2. Evaluate the need for personalized and alternative pharmacotherapeutic options for pain management.
  3. Identify and develop novel targeting approaches to physiological and pathophysiological pain pathways, including the treatment of nociception, neuropathy, neuromas, centralization, sensitization, consequences of vascular deprivation, neural budding, and plasticity among more.
  4. Assess the benefits and challenges of various routes of administration, delivery systems, dosage forms, and dispensing mechanisms used in analgesic therapy.
  5. Applying principles of targeted analgesic therapy, develop personalized and alternative treatment regimens for complex pain conditions, including piriformis syndrome, headaches, laser scar removal, phantom limb pain, and addiction.
  6. Review comprehensive patient assessment chart data, including prior medical history, familial history, differential diagnoses, lifestyle behaviors, signs and symptoms, laboratory test results, analgesic-related medication, and adjunct pharmacotherapeutic and supplementation treatments.

For Pharmacy Technicians

  1. Review the challenges associated with current first-line treatments for pain, including improper or ineffective dosage strength and form, presence of irritating inactive ingredients, adverse side effects, tolerance, and addiction.
  2. Evaluate the need for personalized of alternative pharmacotherapeutic options for pain management.
  3. Review pathophysiological pathways and structures implicated in pain.
  4. Identify physiological targets for pain management.
  5. Assess the benefits and challenges of various routes of administration, delivery systems, dosage forms, and dispensing mechanisms used in analgesic therapy.
  6. Review patient data and develop personalized and alternative treatment regimens for complex pain conditions, including piriformis syndrome, headaches, laser scar removal, phantom limb pain, and addiction.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.


COPYRIGHT

The activity is copyright © 2018 LP3 Network.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 Contact Hours
Event starts: 
05/07/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/07/2018 - 5:00pm
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
875 Beach Blvd
Conference Room: Magnolia E
Biloxi, MS
United States
Cost:
$0.00

Travel information

Venue information: 

The training will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Please proceed to the Magnolia E room for sign-in and registration.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
875 Beach Blvd
Conference Room: Magnolia E
Biloxi, MS
United States

JEFFERY A. JOHNSON, BS Pharm, PharmD, MBA, RPh, ND

Dr. Jeffery A. Johnson is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having gained extensive experience in a wide array of pharmaceutical care provision, both from military treatment facilities as well as his early work within community-based and hospital-based ambulatory care. His love for pharmaceutical compounding (both sterile and non-sterile processes) began during his tenure as an undergrad. His most recent adventures in compounding have been focused upon reviving the appropriate and proper application of well-documented, specialty compounding practices within the area of operations (both hard-structure as well as field-environment techniques for military treatment facilities).

Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Purdue University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (1978). He then earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy (2003). Between his BS Pharm and PharmD programs, Dr. Johnson also picked up a PhD in Naturology/Herbal Medicine (1998), becoming a Board Certified Naturopathic doctor (2008). He also bolstered his business savvy by earning an MBA (1995). Throughout his 38-year career as a pharmaceutical care provider, he has continued to strive to hone his compounding skills to a fine edge.

accreditorCPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

CPE Credits: 8.0 CPE hours = 0.80 CEUs
Joint Providership Status (CPE Consultants, LLC / LP3 Network)
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
UAN: 0864-9999-18-039-L01-P/T for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Release Date: May 7th, 2018.
Expiration Date: May 7th, 2021.

To receive CPE credits, participants must be in attendance during the entire presentation and submit a completed evaluation. Instructions for claiming credit will be addressed during the live event and also posted within the course.

CPE credits must be claimed by June 7th, 2018. 

Please verify that the CPE credits have been posted to your NABP eProfile before June 7th, 2018.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/16/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2020

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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