When Too Much is Too Much: Reducing Opioid Use Through Multimodal Pain Management For Young People with Sickle Cell Disease

February 23, 2022
1:00 pm

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Presenter(s): Jim DeMasi, APRN-CPNP-AC/PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care, Children's Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physical therapists, and psychologists.

Webinar Description: This presentation will review the latest modalities for those with sickle cell disease when opioids are no longer effective. Epidemiology, etiologies and health provider biases of the frequently admitted sickle cell disease patient will be discussed along with how a global pandemic has impacted care. Multimodal management will also be discussed as this has shown to have a better impact in this group of chronic pain patients.

Educational Objectives:

  • ‎Review the 5As tool as a method of determining success in ongoing opiate therapy and its applicability with young people with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
  • Differentiate possible etiologies to explain worsening pain and deteriorating function in adolescents with SCD
  • Apply ethical constructs to the decision-making process in pain management
  • Discuss how an ongoing pandemic in this country has impacted acute on chronic and chronic pain care admissions in Dallas County and other larger SCD centers in US and globally
  • Illustrate how changes in acute pain management for SCD can produce better outcomes in terms of both analgesia and functioning

How to obtain your Certificate of Completion:

In order to document your participation in the training, please follow the steps below to obtain your Certificate.

  1. View the recorded webinar.
  2. Click “Survey” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the final course evaluation.
  3. Click “Evaluation” to complete the final PCSS course evaluation.
  4. Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.
  5. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email [email protected] or call (855) 227-2776.

Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


February 23
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Jim DeMasi, APRN-CPNP-AC/PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care, Children's Health
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