Event Date/Time: Oct 08, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 15, 2005
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Program Purpose /Objectives
To update the management of acute and chronic pain considering the wide range of modalities available today and the legal implications of narcotic prescribing.
Preliminary Objectives for Activity:
“At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
· Differentiate and manage neuropathic pain
· Explain the appropriate use of COX-2 Inhibitors
· Determine pain control patterns for cancer patients
· Identify the use and abuse of chronic opiod therapy
· Define legal issues in pain management
· Review current regulatory issues, especially of chronic narcotic therapy in light of Oxycontin litigation
· Manage appropriately the patient with refractory pain