Reducing Inpatient Opioid Consumption: Creating a Therapeutic Foundation with Breakthrough Analgesia Based on Patient Function

March 27, 2019

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Presenter(s): Peggy Lutz, MSN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, Service Line Director, Pain Management, Ascension Wisconsin; Chad Dieterichs, MD, Chief of Anesthesia Seton Family of Hospitals, Capitol Anesthesiology Association, Austin Texas

Webinar description: A standardized pain management plan was developed to reduce variation in prescribing, reduce opioid consumption, and individualize pain treatment while maintaining regulatory excellence. The plan included a foundation of scheduled non-opioid analgesics, medications for neuropathic pain and opioid effect maximization, consistent use of integrative therapies, and a plan for breakthrough pain based on the patient’s ability to achieve therapeutic activity goals (TAG). TAG considers the patient’s baseline function, treatment goals, activities of daily living, and ability to rest and was used to evaluate need for PRN analgesics, set and reach treatment goals, and involve patients and caregivers in treatment.

Educational objectives:

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of person-centered, multi-modal pain management.
  • Describe the components included in development of therapeutic activity goals.
  • Discuss the step approach to pain management based on patient function.

Continuing education information:
The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing® is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering has been submitted for approval for nursing contact hours applicable for RN, LPN and LMHT relicensure.

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Date:
March 27
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Presenter
Peggy Lutz, MSN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, Service Line Director, Pain Management, Ascension Wisconsin; Chad Dieterichs, MD, Chief of Anesthesia Seton Family of Hospitals, Capitol Anesthesiology Association, Austin Texas
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