Essential Elements of Personalized Analgesic Medications
Living with chronic pain is an ever-growing reality for many people. Among those suffering, there is substantial evidence indicating that many remain inadequately treated with current guidelines and accessible remedies. Available analgesics are especially associated with a range of adverse events, including gastrointestinal erosions, constipation, central nervous system depression, addiction, and tolerance. Moreover, there still exists significant gaps among the healthcare community on how to appropriately diagnose, target, and treat pain.
This activity aims to provide pharmacists, physicians, naturopathic doctors, and other healthcare providers with the foundational knowledge needed to effectively address pain management. Participants will revisit, in detail, the pathophysiological processes of pain, better equipping themselves with the tools needed to identify and diagnose different types of pain. From here, participants will review clinical and peer-reviewed research supporting alternative solutions that reduce side effects and enhance therapeutic benefit. Particular emphasis will be placed on evidence supporting topical analgesic therapy as an efficacious and well-tolerated option for pain management with potentially significant implications in reducing oral opioid consumption. Participants will be encouraged to utilize this evidence to effectively target and develop customized treatment regimens for a variety of pain conditions, including:
This was one of the best courses I have ever attended. The interaction between facilitators and participants, especially physician to physician, was excellent and really improved the value of the learning experience. The networking opportunities between colleagues was also appreciated.
It was great to come with a pharmacist from my local area – thus, when I return to my practice I have someone who is willing, able, and knowledgeable to work with me in compounding options for my patients. This program will impact my practice by expanding my options to better treat my patients with complex care needs and the potential to reduce side effect profiles.
The layout of the program is phenomenal! Having the first day focus on the physiology and pharmacology was a great foundation. The cases that followed were challenging but really promoted the collaboration between disciplines to generate positive outcomes. Working together on patient cases with my prescriber showed us both that having multiple viewpoints on the same case will lead to better outcomes. Talking out the case and throwing around ideas gave us both new perspectives in many areas. I will be returning to work with a greater comfort level in recommending targeted therapy for personalized medication rather than focusing on preprinted order forms.
- Employ customized and personalized principles of analgesic therapy.
- 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.
- Interpret deleterious signal elicitation and subsequent excitation, inhibition, cessation, and modulation through analgesic therapy.
- Examine the challenges associated with current first-line treatments for pain, including improper of ineffective dosage strength and form, presence of irritating inactive ingredients, adverse side effects, tolerance, and addiction.
- Assess the benefits and challenges of various routes of administration, delivery systems, dosage forms, and dispensing mechanisms used in analgesic therapy.
- Applying principles of targeted analgesic therapy, develop personalized and alternative treatment regimens for complex pain conditions, including myofascial pain syndrome, headaches, perioperative pain management, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), phantom limb pain, low back pain, diabetic neuropathy, and addiction.
- 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.
PHYSICIANS & NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS
- Identify the pathophysiological processes behind nociception, neuropathy, neuromas, centralization, sensitization, vascular deprivation, neural budding, and plasticity among more.
- Evaluate peer-reviewed evidence describing the current challenges in pain management, including therapeutic inefficacy, side effects, and addiction.
- Apply peer-reviewed research supporting the therapeutic efficacy and pharmacokinetics of topical analgesic medications.
- Recognize critical signs and symptoms that aid in the identification and diagnosis of pain conditions.
- Utilize peer-reviewed research to support personalized and novel approaches for the treatment of piriformis syndrome, low back pain, laser scar removal, pediatric tonsillectomy, headaches, complex regional pain syndrome, phantom limb pain, diabetic neuropathy, and addiction
This learning activity has received financial support from MEDISCA Inc. in the form of an educational grant.
The live activity workbook is copyright © 2017-2018 LP3 Network
|MIGUEL DE LA GARZA, MD, DABA, DAPM|
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology; Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine; Facilitator, LP3 Network
Dr. de la Garza is a board certified physician who practices multidisciplinary interventional pain management in four offices in the Tampa Bay area. He performs interventional pain procedures, specializing in minimally invasive surgical decompression of herniated discs and spinal stenosis, implantable intrathecal pumps, spinal cord stimulation, and peripheral nerve stimulation. Dr. de la Garza has published numerous research papers and abstracts, and has presented at regional and national academic conferences on the topics of anesthesia and pain medicine. He is also a consultant for numerous pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
Dr. de la Garza received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2001 and performed his anesthesia residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care from 2001 to 2005. He then completed an interventional pain medicine fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic, in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management.
|KEN SPEIDEL, BS Pharm, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FACA|
Facilitator, LP3 Network; Vice President, Compounding Compliance, Gates Healthcare Associates; Surveyor and Accreditation Expert, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC/PCAB); Fellow, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP); Fellow, American College of Apothecaries (ACA); Professor of Pharmacy Practice (retired), University of Findlay.
Dr. Ken Speidel is recognized for his broad experience in pharmacy practice and education, including his national recognition as a pharmacotherapeutic specialist in endocrinology and pain management. In addition, Dr. Speidel provides expert training in sterile and non-sterile compounding processes in the acute care, community, outpatient, and 503A/503B practice sectors. He has been instrumental in the development of national standards for pharmacy compounding practices and provides consulting services to many organizations including boards of pharmacy as well as hospitals and health systems in the United States and abroad.
In addition to his worldwide consulting and educational work, Dr. Speidel is a retired Professor of Pharmacy Practice from the University of Findlay. He has also assisted in the development and facilitation of many nationally recognized educational programs, approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Moreover, Dr. Speidel was an advisor for the development of the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and remains a surveyor and accreditation expert for PCAB/ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care). Dr. Speidel has served as multi-term president of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) as well as president of the Hospice of Portage, a large hospice program in the United States.
Dr. Speidel received a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and has completed postdoctoral training in nutritional support and functional medicine. He has been awarded Fellowship status with the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) as well as the American College of Apothecaries (ACA).
|SHANNON BELLEVUE, BSc, MSc|
Medical Editor Team Lead
UNITED STATES & CANADA
Total CPE Credits: 25 CPE Hours = 2.5 CEUs
Joint Providership Status (CPE Consultants, LLC / LP3 Network)
|HOME STUDY||LIVE ACTIVITY|
|CREDITS||9 CPE Hours = 0.9 CEUs||16 CPE Hours = 1.6 CEUs|
|RELEASE DATE||April 20, 2018||May 5, 2018|
|EXPIRATION DATE||April 20, 2021||May 5, 2021|
1. Complete home study learning assessment with a score of 70% and submit a completed home study evaluation online.
2. Attend the live component in full and demonstrate satisfactory participation.
3. Submit a completed live activity evaluation online.
4. Participants registered in the United States can obtain a statement of completed credits on their NABP e-profile. Participants registered in Canada and elsewhere will receive a statement of completion by email.
|CPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.|
International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency
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