Treatment and Management of Ocular Pain: NSAIDs and Opioids Course # 40101

Instructor:

Blair Lonsberry OD FAAO

Section:

Pharmacology

COPE Course ID:

68141-PH

Expiration Date:

May 12, 2023

Qualified Credits:

2.00 credits - $49.00


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Ocular pain is an important reason why patients seek care, especially on an emergent basis. The following interactive presentation will use a case based approach to explore the most effective means to manage pain in optometric practice including the importance of understanding addiction and the current opioid abuse epidemic. Topical and oral pain management will be discussed with particular emphasis on the appropriate steps in prescribing oral pain medications.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • The attendee will be familiar with the commonly prescribed prescription pain medications in optometric practice and their appropriate dosing.
  • The attendee will be familiar with the common over the counter pain management medications and their appropriate dosing.
  • The attendee will be familiar with the opioid epidemic and how to potentially identify patients seeking opioid medications.
  • The attendee will be familiar with how NSAIDs help manage inflammation and pain.
  • The attendee will be familiar with the appropriate steps to be taken in prescribing controlled substances (e.g. opioid medications) and the necessary patient education on potential complications.
  • The attendee will be familiar with the pathway in which pain is generated in the eye.
  • The attendee will be familiar with drug addiction and how it can develop in their patients.
  • The attendee will be familiar with the common ocular conditions that may require pain management.

STEPS TO TAKE COURSE:

Listen to a Podcast.

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Upon completion and payment you will be issued a certificate.
Please send any questions or comments to mikibuckingham@pacificu.edu.

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