Friday, October 26, 2012
4:30 pm dinner and presentation (4 pm registration)
Nurses Taking Action: The Proactive Approach
Oncology nurses have an important role in the management of patients with cancer. This interactive program will provide you with clinical information and resources about anemia, neutropenia, and bone health. Learn more and register.
4:30-5:30 pm (4 pm Registration)
Optimizing VELCADE® (bortezomib) Therapy for Advanced Practitioners
Join us for dinner! Learn more about this ancillary event opportunity.
Keynote - State of the Union on Pain
1.75 contact hours
Jeannine M. Brant PhD, APRN, AOCN
Cancer pain management continues to be at the forefront of care related to patient symptom management despite scientific evidence for treatment. During this keynote address, Brant will address the current state of the science related to pain management. She'll discuss REMS, quality indicators, and access to care, and other cancer-related pain issues.
- Discuss the current status of pain management in the United States today.
- Identify potential barriers and solutions affecting those providing care to patients with cancer-related pain.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Pain Management 101
1.5 contact hours
Julie Vosit-Steller, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN
This session will provide an overview of the assessment and management of the different types of pain experienced by patients with cancer. Using case studies, the speaker will address dose conversions between routes as well as short and long acting narcotics.
- Differentiate between the types of pain experienced by patients with cancer
- List the components of a comprehensive pain assessment.
- List the pharmacologic agents commonly used to manage cancer pain.
- Perform dose conversions between routes and long and short acting analgesics using formulas provided.
1.0 contact hour
Colleen S. Tetzlaff, RN, MSN, AOCNP®
This session will discuss challenges related to pain management and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). You'll learn how traditional medicine can be supplemented with CAM to improve patient's ability to function when dealing with cancer related pain.
- Identify two principles of CAM therapies and their relationship to the management of pain.
- Describe two challenges of incorporating CAM therapies with traditional pain management.
Complex Pain Syndrome
1.25 contact hours
Michael Gary Byas-Smith, MD
This session will provide an overview of the complex pain syndromes seen in patients with cancer. Come learn about pharmacologic agents and interventional approaches for their management.
- List the pain syndromes commonly seen in patients with cancer.
- Discuss the use of adjuvant analgesics in the management of complex pain syndromes.
- Discuss the indications for the various interventional approaches for pain management.
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Box Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1.25 contact hour
Beth A. Wagner MSN, CRNP, ACHPN
Come review new pharmacologic therapies in the treatment of cancer-related pain. With treatment side effects, nurses must understand the appropriate assessment and use of these agents. Wagner will use a case-based approach tand practical examples throughout the session.
- Develop strategies for the assessment, switching, and titration of more novel therapy.
- Develop an understanding of the appropriate use of opioids in the treatment of pain and their potential adverse effects.
Pain Management at the End of Life
1.0 contact hours
Linda Del Vecchio-Gilbert DNP, CPNP-PC, ACHPN, CPON
DelVecchio-Gilbert will address effective total pain management in the patients who are actively dying. Using a case-based method, she'll discuss barriers to optimal pain control and methods to enhance symptom management in the patient, and she'll also offer tips for addressing distress in the family.
- Recognize and address barriers to effective pain management at the end of life.
- Develop a functional understanding of attitudes and beliefs about pain management at the end of life.
- Improve your assessment skills and treatment of pain in patients who are actively dying.
Pain Management in Special Populations
1.5 contact hours
Maureen Lynch APRN, AOCN®, ACHPN
Using case studies, Lynch will focuse on populations at risk for under, treatment of pain, including the elderly and those with substance abuse histories. Recommendations from national organizations and agencies will be incorporated in the discussion. You'll also discuss heathcare system issues that impact pain management, including access to and cost of treatment.
- List the populations at risk for undertreatment of pain.
- Discuss the physiologic, psychologic, and cognitive issues that affect the management of pain in the elderly.
- Discuss the strategies used to ensure comprehensive pain management in patients with a history of substance abuse.
- Discuss barriers to effective pain management posed by health-c are professionals and systems.