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24th Annual Scientific Assembly

April 7-11, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - San Diego, CA

State of the Art Pain Management in Emergency Medicine

Sunday, April 8, 2018
8:00am-12:00pm  

 

Course Description

We in the United States are in the midst of a public health crisis that centers around an opioid addiction epidemic. Our task as emergency providers is to develop strategies that allow us to fulfill our mandates to both relieve pain and manage the potential for analgesics to cause harm.

This workshop focuses on providing emergency department-relevant tools that providers can immediately take to bedside in the management of acute pain, chronic pain and opioid addiction. We will begin by describing how opioids cause harm and the genesis of the current addiction epidemic. Next, we will tackle emergency department approaches to acute and chronic pain, with a focus on practical advice and phraseology that can be used to frame difficult conversations with patients in pain. The central piece of the workshop is a comprehensive discussion of opioid alternatives that can be used in acute and chronic pain, both in the emergency department and prescribed to patients being discharged. We will then have a practical presentation of the most important applications of regional anesthesia for emergency medicine, with real-time demonstration using ultrasound. We will conclude with a discussion of a rising agent in opioid addiction management, buprenorphine, and a summary open panel forum will follow.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Course Fee

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $150 | Late (after March 6) $250
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $300 | Late (after March 6) $400

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the genesis and scope of the current opioid addiction epidemic, the mechanisms by which opioids cause harm, and how to talk to patients and colleagues about responsible opioid use.
  2. Discuss how to use opioids responsibly for acute and chronic pain, both in the emergency department and by prescription for outpatients.
  3. Present the range of oral and parenteral opioid alternatives that can be used in the management of all types of acute and chronic pain.
  4. Demonstrate the most important regional anesthesia techniques for emergency providers, using real-time ultrasound.
  5. Describe how emergency providers can use the opioid partial agonist/antagonist buprenorphine to manage patients in withdrawal and patients who wish to recover from opioid addiction.

 

Tentative Course Schedule

Sunday, April 8, 2018

8:00am-8:15am

Welcome & Introduction: Scope of the Opioid Addiction Epidemic
Reuben J. Strayer, MD FRCP FAAEM

8:20am-8:30am

Harms of Opioids and How to Discuss Analgesia with Patients & Colleagues
Lewis S. Nelson, MD FAAEM

8:35am-8:45am

Emergency Department Opioid Stewardship Protocols & Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
Lewis S. Nelson, MD FAAEM

8:50am-9:15am

Opioid Alternatives I: Parenteral Agents in the Emergency Department
Alexis LaPietra, DO FAAEM
Reuben J. Strayer, MD FRCP FAAEM

9:20am-9:45am

Opioid Alternatives II: Prescription and Outpatient Analgesia
Alexis LaPietra, DO FAAEM
Reuben J. Strayer, MD FRCP FAAEM

9:50am-10:20am

Opioid Alternatives Panel
Andrew Herring, MD
Alexis LaPietra, DO FAAEM
Lewis S. Nelson, MD FAAEM
Reuben J. Strayer, MD FRCP FAAEM

10:25am-11:20am

Regional Anesthesia Workshop
Andrew Herring, MD
Alexis LaPietra, DO FAAEM

11:25am-11:40am

Buprenorphine in the Emergency Department
Andrew Herring, MD

11:40am-12:00pm

Open Forum / Panel / Future Directions
Andrew Herring, MD
Alexis LaPietra, DO FAAEM
Lewis S. Nelson, MD FAAEM
Reuben J. Strayer, MD FRCP FAAEM

Speakers, titles and times are subject to change.

 

Course Director

Reuben J. Strayer, MD FRCP FAAEM
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

 

Course Faculty

Andrew Herring, MD
Highland Hospital Emergency Department, San Francisco, CA

Alexis LaPietra, DO FAAEM
Medical Director of Emergency Medicine Pain Management, NEOMEN/St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Lewis S. Nelson, MD FAAEM
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, NJ

 

Promotional Toolkit

Download the "State of the Art Pain Management in Emergency Medicine" toolkit to help spread the word about this pre-conference course. Toolkit contents include:

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