Current State of the Opioid Epidemic 2018
Because opioid addiction is a national crisis with increasing numbers many patients enter the hospital system with addiction challenges. APP staff needs to be aware of new medications patients might be on for opioid addiction treatment as well as resources for the patient who requires opioid addiction treatment.
Historically patient care standards stressed assessing every patient for pain with the assumption that their pain was “whatever the patient said it was” and prescription pain medication was provided and dosed based on patient’s response in their verbalization of a pain score. Now, as outlined above in letter d, there is an initiative to change pain assessment, provide interventions beyond the use of medication and focus on new prescribing guidelines for providers. By introducing APP staff to these new standards as well as community resources and by sharing our collective experiences will enable all staff to provide improved patient care.
***Registration Starts 12:00 PM***
Advanced practice providers in the ambulatory and inpatient environments who care for patient’s needing treatment of their acute, chronic and cancer pain.
- Understand the significance of the opioid and heroin crisis in Wisconsin
- Describe the pathophysiology of opioid addiction and pharmacologic treatment modalities
- Verbalize available community resources for the addicted person
- Identify current best practices for treating acute and chronic pain using alternatives to opioids
- Recognize the unique needs of the opioid addicted person in the acute care setting
APP Symposium – Agenda
12:00 to 12:30 - Registration
12:30 to 12:35 – Welcome – Lori Sadowski, APNP
12:30 to 1:30 – Dr. Mary-Anne Kowol – Opioid Addiction: Pathophysiology & Treatment
1:30 to 2:00 – Dr. Brooke Lerner – Opioid & Heroin addiction statistics for Milwaukee County
2:00 to 2:30 – Ryan Feldman, PharmD – State of Wisconsin Narcan Law & Use in the Community
2:30 to 2:45 – Break
2:45 to 3:45 – Dr. Sarah Endrizzi, Non-Opioid Management of Acute & Chronic Pain
3:45 to 4:15 – Speaker TBD, Non-Opioid Management of Cancer Pain
4:15 to 4:45 – Panel Discussion – Panelists TBD
Lori Sadowski, APNP
Ann Carlin, APNP
Soryda Mercado, CNS
Jennifer McMahon, APNP
Julie Leuck, APNP
Yee Lan Wong, PA-C
Anthony Schock, PA-C
Kaitlin Wollack, PA-C
Svetlana Zaharova, APNP
Tracy Kersten, APNP
Christina Jensen, APNP
Ryan Feldman, PharmD
Dr. Mary-Anne Kowol, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Brooke Lerner, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Ryan Feldman, PharmD, BCPS, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Dr. Sarah Endrizzi, Department of Anesthesiology
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AAPA: This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 4.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
AANP: Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930. This program has been approved for 4.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.5 hours of pharmacology). Learners should claim credit only for the portion of the program they attended and successfully completed.
- 4.00 NP Contact Hours
- 3.50 NP PharmacologyNP Pharmacology credit.
- 4.00 PAPA credit.