Accreditation/Credit Designation

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

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgment of Support

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

Community Practice Connections™: Managing Postoperative Pain: The Clinical Impact of Opioid-Sparing Strategies on Patients With Breast Cancer

Release Date: May 29, 2020
Expiration Date: May 29, 2021

Activity Overview

Managing perioperative pain is an integral part of the supportive care for patients with breast cancer and harbors unique challenges in the era of prescription drug misuse and the opioid epidemic. This Community Practice Connections™ Managing Postoperative Pain: The Clinical Impact of Opioid-Sparing Strategies on Patients With Breast Cancer offers expert commentary on options for the proactive management of pain for patients as well as associated adverse events with both opioid analgesics and non-opioid strategies.

Acknowledgement of Support

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

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.


Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Assess the impact of proactive multimodal pain-management strategies on postoperative outcomes for patients with breast cancer.
  • Define the therapeutic rationale for use of opioid-sparing treatment regimens in the setting of postsurgical pain.
  • Apply perioperative pain-management strategies to challenging breast cancer case scenarios.
  • Identify best practices for pain management throughout the continuum of surgical care in patients with breast cancer.

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty

Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Disclosures: Speakers Bureau: Genomic Health; Pacira Pharmaceuticals.

Jeff Gadsden, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA
Jeff Gadsden, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Orthopaedics, Plastics, and Regional Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; Consultant: Pacira BioSciences.

Kristin E. Rojas, MD
Kristin E. Rojas, MD
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Disclosures: Speakers Bureau: Pacira Pharmaceuticals.

The staff Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management 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 PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.


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