Overview

Older adults experience a higher incidence of persistent pain across chronic disease trajectories and at end-of-life. Data obtained from the NHANES survey indicates that older adults are almost twice as likely to use opioid analgesics compared to younger adults (20-39) for pain management (CDC, 2015). Age-related changes to the body place older adults at a higher risk for adverse events due to an increased sensitivity and reduced clearance of opioids. A lack of education and failure to adequately engage, communicate, and educate providers in evidence-based practices have been found to be barriers to the safe use of pain medications in older adults (FDA, 2010; HHS, 2019).

Providing effective, evidence-based continuing education can reduce serious adverse outcomes resulting from inappropriate prescribing, misuse, and abuse of opioid analgesics while maintaining patient access to appropriate pain medications for older adults with chronic pain.

Speakers

Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
Stony Brook University School of Nursing
Stony Brook, New York View Full Bio

Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP DIST

Professor and Chair, Geriatric
and Palliative Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Care.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical Director
VNA Hospice of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania View Full Bio

Accreditation

CME
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

PENDING - This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1.

ACGME Competencies - Patient care and Medical knowledge

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

CPE

ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-20-109-L08-P and will award up to 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes signing in at registration, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, completing the activity evaluation and requesting credit online at conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

CNE
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Learners may earn up to 1.0 pharmacotherapeutic contact hour.

CDE

 University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in   identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry designates the May 11, 2020, activity for 1.00 hour of continuing education credits.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and UK HealthCare CECentral.

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1 hour of participation. 

Acknowledgement

This activity is provided by the University of Kentucky in collaboration with The France Foundation and the Montana Nurses Association.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.