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SUNA18 - Pain Management in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic: What Do We Do Now?

‐ Oct 15, 2017 4:55pm

Credits: None available.

Current controversies regarding pain management of the patient undergoing urologic procedures are provided in this lecture. Options that provide better pain relief while minimizing opioid-related adverse effects are discussed. Factors that contribute to poor pain management, persistent postoperative pain, and opioid addiction are highlighted. Participants will be able to take away several strategies that will improve their care of the urologic patient with pain.

Contact hours available until 10/16/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:
• Gina Powley, MSN, RN, ANP - Speakers bureau for Astellas
• Susanne Quallich, PhD, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP - Consultant – Coloplast
• Valre Welch, MSN, CPNP - Hollister Clinical Advisory Board

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of CE in nursing does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to describe key strategies to ensure effective pain management in light of changing opioid prescription practices and policies.


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