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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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PER Pulse™ Recaps highlight key elements of the Addressing Challenges and Personalizing Care in Postsurgical Pain Management - Brunch With the Experts online CME activity.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Addressing Challenges and Personalizing Care in Postsurgical Pain Management - Brunch With the Experts

Release Date: December 29, 2016
Expiration Date: December 29, 2017
Media: Internet - based

 

Activity Overview

Addressing Challenges and Personalizing Care in Postsurgical Pain Management – Brunch With the Experts is an online continuing medical education (CME)‒certified activity based on a live symposium that was broadcasted to 6 locations across the United States.  

Acute postsurgical pain can increase time in the hospital, readmissions, and risk for chronic pain, as well as decrease quality of life and patient satisfaction. Effective pain control should be a cornerstone of the surgical plan for patients with breast cancer. Multimodal, multidisciplinary pain analgesia strategies aim to reduce pain and opioid use throughout the pre-, peri-, and postoperative settings. Many of the risks associated with perioperative opioid use can be mitigated with modern pharmacologic intervention, thorough planning, and effective communication and coordination across the care team.

This activity will update practitioners on advances in postsurgical pain management for patients with breast cancer. Topics discussed by an expert faculty panel include strategies for delivering multimodal pain management, personalizing care, and overcoming clinical challenges in pain management. It features didactic faculty presentations, discussion of clinical scenarios that illustrate available evidence behind treatment decisions, video demonstrations, and an archived question-and-answer session. Throughout the activity, interactive online questions are posted to participants to assess knowledge and facilitate self-assessment.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive a CME certificate, participants must view any number of the modules, complete the posttest with a passing score of 70% or higher, complete the evaluation, and request credit. Participants may immediately download a CME certificate upon completion of these steps.

Target Audience

This activity is directed toward medical and surgical oncologists, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with breast cancer.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better prepared to:

  1. Discuss the etiology of pain in the surgical patient with cancer and the impact of uncontrolled surgical pain
  2. Review the goals of multimodal pain management and the phases of care for which these strategies can be utilized in patients with cancer
  3. Discuss the pros and cons of opioid and nonopioid analgesics in the multimodal management of pain in the surgical patient with cancer
  4. Describe challenges encountered with the use of multimodal analgesia and strategies that can be applied to mitigate suboptimal pain control in postsurgical settings
  5. Apply best practices concerning the infiltration of anesthetics, including the timing of administration and optimized local infiltration techniques that can extend the duration of analgesia
  6. Explain methods by which pain control can be monitored in postsurgical patients with cancer

Faculty, Staff, and Planners' Disclosures

The staff of PER® have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Program Chair

Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center
Director, Brooklyn Breast Cancer Program
Brooklyn, NY
Disclosure: Speakers Bureau: Genomic Health, NanoString Technologies

Faculty

Jeff Gadsden, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
Chapel Hill, NC
Disclosure: Speakers Bureau: Pacira Pharmaceuticals

 

Michel Saint-Cyr, MD, FRCS (C)
Director, Division of Plastic Surgery
Baylor Scott & White Health
Temple, TX
Disclosure: Consultant: Pacira Pharmaceuticals

 

 

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label uses of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.

CME Provider Contact Information

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