Pain Management Essentials - Y8035


About Course #Y8035

Start Date: June 14, 2017

Expiration Date: June 14, 2020

Challenges identified among healthcare providers, including pharmacists, are professional knowledge gaps on effective treatment for pain and practicing in professional silos when managing patients who suffer from pain. Collaboration among healthcare providers, interprofessional continuing education, and improved patient communication and empowerment are needed to manage pain appropriately. Furthermore, pharmacists have a meaningful and growing opportunity to ensure patients are managed appropriately in many states-balancing pain management and potential abuse-as they will always encounter those with pain, whether or not it is the patient's primary issue.

Michigan Pharmacists - This course fulfills your pain management requirement.

Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-17-022-H04-P

Type of Activity - Knowledge

Topic Designator - 04 - General Pharmacy

Course Objectives

  • Describe the physiology, pathophysiology, and different types of pain.
  • Define multimodal pain management and describe its advantages in treating pain.

About the Author(s)

Germin Fahim, PharmD, BCPS, completed her doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree at Jefferson School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, She completed a postgraduate year 1 residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. Her postgraduate year 2 residency specialized in drug information at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is affiliated with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. After completing 2 years of residency, Dr. Fahim accepted a position as clinical assistant professor at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University where she co-teaches various courses including Drug Information.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
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