Treating Pain in Cancer: A Science and an Art


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Treating Pain in Cancer: A Science and an Art

A continuing education activity for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, oncology and hematology nurses, pharmacists, and physicians

 

Meniscus Educational Institute
3131 Princeton Pike
Building 1, Suite 205
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Voice: 609-246-5000
Fax: 631-449-7969
E-mail: mthompson@meniscusedu.com

Advanced Practitioner Society of Hematology and Oncology
3131 Princeton Pike
Building 1, Suite 205

Lawrenceville
, NJ 08648
Voice: 609-832-3000
Fax: 610-834-8856
E-mail: Sandra@apsho.org

© 2014, Meniscus Educational Institute. All rights reserved.

 


Faculty

Kate Baccari, MS, PA-C
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Activity Rationale and Purpose

Unrelieved severe pain at any stage of a disease can limit a person's functioning, productivity, and quality of life. This activity will discuss the tools and resources available for assessment of pain in patients with cancer as well as treatment regimes that include modalities to address nociceptive and neuropathic pain.  A review of selected new investigational therapies along with the role of the advanced practitioner in achieving the best quality of life for the cancer patient through pain relief, control, and symptom management.

 

Intended Audience

The activity’s target audience will consist of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, oncology and hematology nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify tools and resources for assessment of pain in patients with cancer
  • Discuss current approaches to the treatment of pain, including modalities to ameliorate nociceptive and neuropathic pain syndromes
  • Describe selected new investigational therapies
  • Discuss the role of the advanced practitioner as a “palliative care generalist”

 

Continuing Education

Statement of Credit—Participants who successfully complete this activity (including completion of the post-test with a passing score of at least 70% and evaluation form) will receive a statement of credit.

 

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Meniscus Educational Institute and Advanced Practitioners Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) and JADPRO. The Meniscus Educational Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Meniscus Educational Institute designates this enduring webcast for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This activity for 0.75 contact hours is provided by the Meniscus Educational Institute.

The Meniscus Educational Institute is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 13164, for 0.75 contact hours.

Pharmacists

The knowledge-based accredited education lectures are intended for pharmacists involved in the care of cancer patients. This educational activity is sponsored by the Meniscus Educational Institute.

The Meniscus Educational Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number assigned to this program, for 0.75 contact hours, is 0429-9999-15-004-H01-P.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing pharmacy education activity accredited by Meniscus Educational Institute (MEI) may contact MEI in writing at 3131 Princeton Pike, Bldg 1B Suite 205A, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. A written response will be provided within 30 days of receiving the written statement. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Executive Vice President, MEI may be made for a second level of review.

 

Financial Disclosures

All individuals in positions to control the content of this activity (eg, planners, faculty, content reviewers) are expected to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this continuing education activity. Participants have the responsibility to assess the impact (if any) of the disclosed information on the educational value of the activity.

 

Faculty

Kate Baccari, MS, PA-C has nothing to disclose.

Planners

Jeannine Coronna has nothing to disclose.

Claudine Kiffer has nothing to disclose.

Terry Logan, CCMEP, has nothing to disclose.

Molly Thompson has nothing to disclose.

Lynn Rubin has nothing to disclose.

Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CS, ANP, has nothing to disclose.

Lead Nurse Planner

Rita Wickham, PhD, RN, AOCN®, has received honoraria from Genentech.

Content Reviewers

Moshe C. Ornstein MD MA has nothing to disclose.

Peg Fields, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP has nothing to doisclose.

Christopher J. Campen, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, has owned stock from AbbVie.

 

Disclaimer

This activity has been designed to provide continuing education that is focused on specific objectives. In selecting educational activities, clinicians should pay special attention to the relevance of those objectives and the application to their particular needs. The intent of all Meniscus Educational Institute educational opportunities is to provide learning that will improve patient care. Clinicians are encouraged to reflect on this activity and its applicability to their own patient population.

The opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and reviewers and do not represent an endorsement by Meniscus Educational Institute of any specific therapeutics or approaches to diagnosis or patient management.

Product Disclosure

This educational activity may contain discussion of published as well as investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For additional information about approved uses, including approved indications, contraindications, and warnings, please refer to the prescribing information for each product.

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