Federal Pharmacy Forum: Leveraging Clinical Pharmacist Providers to Address Unmet Needs in Chronic Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

Description

Chronic pain and the opioid crisis present a sense of urgency to act that is unprecedented in health care. The incidence of chronic pain poses a significant burden to patients, caregivers and health care providers with untreated pain being associated with increased suicide risk and poor quality of life. In addition, opioid-related overdose deaths continue to rise despite multiple efforts to reverse course. Ensuring every health care team member works to the top of their licensure is critical to optimizing pain management and safe opioid care for patients. Many studies have outlined the benefits of including clinical pharmacists as an advanced practice provider on the care team. Utilizing clinical pharmacists in this role has unlimited potential to improve access to care, as well as quality and safety of pain management. As an additional benefit, utilizing the clinical pharmacist can unburden other providers on the health care team to focus on other care needs. This session will focus on describing care delivery model examples that optimize the impact of the clinical pharmacist on access and quality of care through integration in care teams. The role of the clinical pharmacy technician will also be discussed.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Review the evidence supporting clinical pharmacist roles in pain management and opioid risk mitigation.
  2. Evaluate key areas of opportunity for clinical pharmacist workforce expansion in pain management and opioid safety.
  3. Describe practice models that integrate pharmacist providers as a key team member to deliver care.
  4. Describe strategies to effectively maximize the impact of pharmacist providers as part of multidisciplinary care teams in primary care and specialty care settings.
  5. Present a vision and call to action practice models that integrate clinical pharmacy services to improve access to care and patient outcomes.

Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. Review the evidence supporting clinical pharmacist roles in pain management and opioid risk mitigation.
  2. Evaluate key areas of opportunity for clinical pharmacist workforce expansion in pain management and opioid safety.
  3. Describe practice models that integrate pharmacist providers as a key team member to deliver care.
  4. Describe strategies to effectively maximize the impact of pharmacist providers as part of multidisciplinary care teams in primary care and specialty care settings.
  5. Present a vision and call to action practice models that integrate clinical pharmacy services to improve access to care and patient outcomes.

 

 
 
 
Speakers:
Terri
Terri Jorgenson, RPh, BCPS
PBM National Program Manager
Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Tim
Tim Atkinson,
 
Interest: Federal
Learning Level: Level 1
Pathway: Pharmacy Technician
Track: Federal Pharmacy Forum
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Friday, March 22
Time: 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: 
Sheraton Seattle - Grand Ballroom CD
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-104-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-104-L04-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based