APhA Pain Institute: Think Outside the Pillbox: Creative Options for Chronic Pain (pre-registration required)


Chronic pain affects more patients in the United States than diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer combined. Effectively managing chronic pain requires a multimodal approach with interventions tailored to each individual. But that doesn’t always mean opioids.

Join this session for expert insights and clinical pearls highlighting creative nonopioid therapeutic approaches. You’ll learn how to apply these approaches across different practice settings.

Pre-registration is required; registration is open at http://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/5335/apha2019-pain-institute-innovative-approaches-to-chronic-pain .

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss best practice pearls for chronic pain management in a busy practice setting.
  2. Discuss alternative therapies for pain management, such as nonopioid analgesics and adjuvants, acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic care.
Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: APhA Pain Institute
Session Time Slot(s): 
Thursday, March 21
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 608-609
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-005-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
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