Emerging Strategies for Improving Acute Pain Management
Monday, February 25, 2019
4 - 5 PM ET

In the face of a nationwide opioid epidemic, emergency medicine clinicians and urgent care providers are searching for emerging pain treatment modalities.

This activity is accredited for physicians and nurses. The webinar will be available on-demand after the live portion with downloads of the transcript and educational slides posted. There is no charge for this activity.

TeamHealth has made this educational program available to TeamHealth affiliated clinicians to help improve patient safety and healthcare delivery through appropriate opioid management.TeamHealth

Planned and developed by Medavera, Inc. and supported by an educational grant from Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Patrick Cody is a board-certified emergency physician practicing within the Norman Regional Health System. He is the program director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Norman. Additionally, he is the Medical Director for EMSStat ambulance service, the Cities of Norman and Moore Fire Departments, the City of Norman Communications Center, LifeNet EMS in Stillwater, Oklahoma, McClain-Grady County EMS, and the Gomer Jones Cardiac Care Clinic inside the University of Oklahoma Gaylord Family Stadium. He serves as the co-medical director for REACT EMS in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and is the team physician for the Norman Police Department SWAT team.

Dr. Russell Weisz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn Medical School. Dr. Weisz completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases where he published and gave presentations on fracture treatment and joint replacements. He also completed a Fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology where he received specialized training in the treatment of complex fractures including non-healing fractures, bone infections, and ankle trauma.

Dr. Jack McGeachy is a native of Land-O-Lakes, Florida and completed his undergraduate studies at Pasco-Hernando State College and the University of Tampa. He received his medical degree at the University of Florida and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of South Florida in 2018. His dedicated areas of interest include addiction medicine, pain management, and toxicology.

Dr. McGeachy is currently the Medical Director of Emergency Department Medication-Assisted (MAT) Pathway at Tampa General Hospital, which is a joint venture between TGH and DACCO Behavioral Health. The pathway was launched in September 2018 and patients are actively enrolled in treatment. The data gathered from the pathway will be used to further refine treatment protocols and expand to more patient populations.

Dr. Eric Folkens graduated from Saba University School of Medicine in 2002 and completed his residency in family practice at Christus Health System. Dr. Folkens started and ran several urgent care facilities in the Sarasota, Florida area for many years, then sold them to a local hospital system. He now has a private practice and mainly works in addiction services.

Monday, February 25, 20194 - 5 PM ET
4:00 to 4:05 pm
Welcome and Introductions
Professional Moderator
4:05 to 4:15 pm
Challenges Faced in Acute Pain Management
Patrick M. Cody, DO, MPH, FACOEP
4:15 to 4:25 pm
New and Familiar Strategies With Medications
Russell D. Weisz, MD
4:25 to 4:35 pm
Acute Care Management of Opioid Use Disorder
Jack C. McGeachy, MD
4:35 to 4:45 pm
A Creative Case Study of Multimodal Analgesia
Eric M. Folkens, MD, FAAFP
4:45 to 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Question and Answer Session
1.Discuss challenges with patient pain relief, satisfaction scores, and opioid reduction goals
2.Assess new and familiar multimodal strategies and medications which can improve pain management
3.Recognize when and where opioids should be used to improve clinical outcomes
4.Apply new findings to improve acute pain management

Physicians - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC. PeerPoint is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - Educational Review Systems is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115. This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing nursing education. Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.

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