Conference 2016 | The Challenge of Pain

Shoreline, WA US
January 20, 2016 to January 21, 2016

7th Annual Pain Conference | January 20-21, 2016

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Learn how to assess and manage pain in your patients.
The Challenge of Pain

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Who Should Attend This Conference?
Nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals in all settings.

About This Conference:
Pain causes extensive suffering, disability and expenditure of scarce healthcare resources. This conference focuses on the challenge of pain management for healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Evidence-based strategies for assessing and managing pain in acute, ambulatory, specialty and palliative care settings are presented by regional and national pain specialists. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies, demonstration and interprofessional dialogue.

Course Brochure

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UWCNE Accreditation Information

Learning Objectives

Day 1 

  1. Describe current perspectives on pain.
  2. Explain the importance of listening to a patient’s story in determining how best to treat the individual.
  3. Compare and contrast practical pharmacological approaches to treating pain.
  4. Describe ways in which a clinical pharmacist can be involved to optimize pain management.
  5. Describe the 2015 Washington State Interagency Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Pain.
  6. Using case studies, describe strategies for managing opioid misuse in patients with advanced disease.
  7. Compare and contrast federal and state laws regarding the use of marijuana.
  8. Compare the risks and benefits of foods, nutrients and drugs in relation to pain.

Day 2 

  1. Discuss strategies to enhance motivation for behavior change in patients with chronic pain.
  2. Discuss challenges in caring for a patient with neuraxial analgesia.
  3. Describe three patterns of respiratory instability.
  4. Discuss sleep disordered breathing and its effect on pain.
  5. Review varying models of palliative care and pain management.
  6. Describe strategies for managing pain flares.
  7. Discuss non-pharmacologic approaches to sleep hygiene.
  8. Explain the standard form and function of opioid contracts.
  9. Review the importance of self-care and learn simple techniques to reduce stress and prevent illness and burnout.


Day 1

  • Perspectives on Pain 2016
  • Interviewing the Patient with Chronic Pain 
  • Pearls of Pharmacological Management (Rx)
  • Clinical Pharmacist Involvement with Pain Management and Opioid Tapering (Rx)
  • The New Washington State 2015 Interagency Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Pain (Rx)
  • Managing Opioid Misuse in Palliative Care: Case Studies (Rx) 
  • Medical Marijuana: Clinical Concepts (Rx)
  • You Change Your Body Chemistry Every Time You Eat

Day 2

  • Motivational and Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Pain Management
  • Case-Based Approaches to Neuraxial Analgesia
  • Unexpected Hospital Deaths: Patterns of Respiratory Instability
  • Sleep Apnea and Pain Management
  • The Intersection of Chronic Pain and Palliative Care
  • Managing Chronic Pain Flares
  • Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Sleep Hygiene
  • Making Opioid Contracts Work For Patients (Rx)
  • Self-Care For You: Using Your Powerful Inner Resources

Rx=This session qualifies for pharmacology contact hours at the advanced practice level.

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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 14.30 Contact hours
  • 5.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
01/20/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/21/2016 - 4:30pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 14.30 Contact hours
  • 5.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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