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Thursday, May 1 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Advanced Concepts in Pain Management: Pharmacology and Tough Cases

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Sharpen your analgesic decision-making skills with challenging, interactive case studies on the different options for controlling pain. In this in-depth session, you’ll learn the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the opioids and co-analgesics most commonly prescribed in cancer care. Using difficult oncologic cases to highlight pharmacologic principles, speakers will discuss drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.

You’ll digest information on tailored opioid and co-analgesic selection based on individual patient characteristics, including pain type, hepatic and renal function, pharmacologic profile, and medical history. You’ll also cover dose titration using different administration routes (oral, transdermal, rectal, subcutaneous/IV, and intraspinal), opioid rotation and equianalgesic conversion, and route rotation. 

Objectives
1. Review the pathophysiology of pain and related pharmacologic modalities along the pain pathway.
2. Analyze challenging case studies and apply advanced pharmacologic concepts to manage pain.

ILNA
This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®:  Symptom Management, Survivorship, Palliative and End of Life Care
CBCN®:  Symptom Management, Survivorship, Palliative and End of Life Care
AOCNP®:  Side Effects and Symptom Management, Survivorship, End of Life Care
AOCNS®:  Side Effects and Symptom Management, Survivorship, End of Life Care
BMT™:  Post-transplant Issues, Survivorship Issues

 

Speakers
avatar for Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Billings Clinic
Dr. Jeannine M. Brant is an oncology clinical nurse specialist, pain consultant, and nurse scientist for Billings Clinic in Montana. Her repertoire blends her clinical expertise in pain and symptom management with her program of research on improving patient symptoms and nursing-sensitive indicators that lead to quality nursing and interdisciplinary care. Her current studies include investigating opioid-induced oversedation in hospitalized... Read More →



Thursday May 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Arena Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802