Topic: Exploring Pain Management Strategies: A Patient & Provider Panel on Treating Pain with and without Opioids

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018


This Medication Safety Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

Event Description:

This Medication Safety Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event featured a speaker panel of patients living with pain, a pain management specialist, and a patient advocate who will explore different perspectives on pain management strategies. Topics included approaches to non-opioid pain treatments, safe opioid use, and other strategies to promote best practices around safely and effectively managing pain. This event addressed various approaches and resources available to you or your patients.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Identify factors that are important in deciding a pain management approach
  • Explore different resources available to patients and providers for pain management
  • Describe examples of effective pain management strategies for diverse patient populations and conditions

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

Supplemental Resources:

Meet the Speakers:

Carolyn Gail Gallagher, BSN, RN, FCN
Chronic Pain Beneficiary

Amy Wirts, MD
Medical Director
Palliative Care, WV

David Andrews
Patient/​BFAC Advisor

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