Novel Applications for Topical Agents in the Management of Pain
Highlights from the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society
Activity Date: July 2003  — Activity Info: Volume3, (7A)
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To provide healthcare professionals with the most current information about topical agents in the management of pain.

This activity is designed for nurse practitioners active in pain management, managed care pharmacists and all hospital-based directors of pharmacy, oncology pharmacists, and chief pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand current hypotheses on the pathophysiology and mechanisms of chronic pain.
  • Discuss classic pharmacologic treatment strategies for pain management and the rationale for such approaches.
  • Review the risks versus benefits of emerging pharmacotherapies for the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Discuss the role of topically applied analgesics in clinical pain management.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.5 hours.

Release date: July 15, 2003. Expiration date: July 15, 2005.

This program is approved for 1.5 hours (0.15 CEUs) and is cosponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, which is approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. A statement of CE credit will be mailed within 4 weeks of successful completion and evaluation of the program. ACPE program# 064-999-03-234-H01.

This activity for 1.5 contact hours is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Endo Pharmaceuticals.

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