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Kidney Stone Pain: Asteroids, Bears, Births, & Broken Bones

Program Type

Monograph

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Offline Date:

Sunday, February 19, 2023

ACPE Expiration Date

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    Can you imagine being dropped off at the emergency room by your wife and toddler on Friday the 13th during a pandemic to only begin a 3-month-long excruciating journey of pain? Although not necessarily the view of this writer, kidney stone pain has been compared to various other incredible instances of pain such as broken legs, bear maulings, and even childbirth. Regardless of the subjectivity of pain levels, the writer experienced numerous “educational moments” over the course of needing a pandemic-related delay to a non-elective, yet non-emergency surgery, and aims to share those “teachable moments.” Dr. Garofoli will take participants on a journey through a personal experience of incredible pain to not only provide a patient-point-of-view from a healthcare professional (not your typical textbook patient case), but also to elevate from the story to provide teaching moments. We will comprehensively review pain management efforts such as pain scales, morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs), NSAID and Opioid pharmacology (structures, mechanisms, efficacy, and side effects), and opioid risk reduction efforts (consultation, screenings, and limitations). We will also briefly review the core aspects of substance use disorder (addiction) with particular attention to its respective stigmatic terminology. This is not your average campfire conversation; however, we will utilize that style while also providing dynamic continuing education.

    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   20221H08.pdf

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  • Nurse

    Describe appropriate pain assessment techniques including the physical exam, radiology scans, and pain scales.
    Identify pharmacological aspects of NSAID and opioid medications, including mechanisms, structures, side effects, and the calculation of morphine milligram equivalent daily dosages (MMEs/Day) based on the 2016 CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines.
    Describe the pathophysiology behind medication misuse, drug abuse, and substance use disorder, commonly referred to as addiction, along with respective stigmatic terminology.


    Pharmacist

    Describe appropriate pain assessment techniques including the physical exam, radiology scans, and pain scales.
    Identify pharmacological aspects of NSAID and opioid medications, including mechanisms, structures, side effects, and the calculation of morphine milligram equivalent daily dosages (MMEs/Day) based on the 2016 CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines.
    Describe the pathophysiology behind medication misuse, drug abuse, and substance use disorder, commonly referred to as addiction, along with respective stigmatic terminology.


    Pharmacy Technician

    Describe appropriate pain assessment techniques including the physical exam, radiology scans, and pain scales.
    Identify pharmacological aspects of NSAID and opioid medications, including mechanisms, structures, side effects, and the calculation of morphine milligram equivalent daily dosages (MMEs/Day) based on the 2016 CDC Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines.
    Describe the pathophysiology behind medication misuse, drug abuse, and substance use disorder, commonly referred to as addiction, along with respective stigmatic terminology.

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-20-221-H08-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-221-H08-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-20-221-H08-T

    ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher
Adobe Acrobat Reader


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 
 

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