Across the Continuum: Optimizing Strategies for Acute to Chronic Pain Management: Health-System Pharmacist Perspectives
Including proceedings from a Midday Symposium conducted at the 44th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition
Activity Date: April 2010  — Activity Info: Volume7, (1)
Goals & Objectives | Faculty | Complete Pre-Test Activity | Introduction | Full Activity Content | CME Test & Evaluation (CME Expired)


To provide health-system pharmacists with up-to-date information regarding their role in managing patients with pain.

This activity is designed for health-system pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CPE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the clinical, psychological, and economic impact of acute pain, with particular attention to special populations (eg, elderly).
  • Review current and emerging pharmacologic treatments for acute pain, including efficacy, mechanisms of action, and adverse effects including addiction.
  • Identify the role of the pharmacist in the interdisciplinary team for optimal management of acute pain.
  • Recognize the economic impact of inadequate pain management in the health-system setting and formulate strategies to optimize patient and health-systems outcomes.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education to provide continuing pharmacy education for pharmacists.

acpe logoThe University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this application-based educational activity will provide a statement for 1.5 contact hours of credit (0.15 CEUs) and will be available for download following successful completion of the activity. Successful completion includes participating in the activity, completing a self-assessment instrument with a score of at least 70%, and completing an evaluation instrument. If you score less than 70% on the self-assessment instrument, you will be allowed to complete the examination one more time. ACPE Program #064-000-09-207-H01-P.

This continuing pharmacy education activity was produced under the supervision of Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean for Continuing Pharmacy Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

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

Release date: April 15, 2010. Expiration date: April 15, 2012.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this activity are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy 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.

A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of an activity sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from PriCara, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

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