When:
October 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-10-30T18:00:00-04:00
2018-10-30T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Eastern AHEC Education Center
2600 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
USA
Cost:
20.00
Contact:
Claire Mills
252-744-8214

Prescription opioid pain medications are responsible for more deaths in North Carolina than heroin and cocaine combined. And, if current trends continue, unintentional poisoning deaths will surpass motor vehicle deaths as the leading cause of injury death in North Carolina. This presentation tackles the prescription drug challenges in practices outlining evidence-based narcotic prescribing and alternative therapy to chronic pain management.

Objectives
Upon completion of this knowledge-based program the participant should be able to
integrate into practice new developments in the following areas:
Tackling the Prescription Drug Problem in Your Practice: An Outline for
Evidence-Based Narcotic Prescribing
• Review the statistics for prescription drug use and overdose in the US
• Explain the psychological basis for drug seeking behaviors
• Provide an algorithm for appropriate safety based opiate prescribing
• Discuss some common opiate prescribing challenges in practice

Alternative Therapy for Chronic Pain Management
• Evaluate non-opiate pharmacologic agents for use in chronic pain
• Introduce clinical health psychology as viable treatment options
• Discuss effectiveness and indications for specialized interventions:
topical agents, physical medicine, mechanical interventions

Registration

Registration is only available online:
www.easternahec.net

Pre-registration is required to assure space in this program.
The fee for registrations received prior to October 18,
2018 is $20.00. For registrations received after October
18, 2018, the fee is $35.00. The registration fee includes
dinner

Click here for a program brochure