Product Detail

Pharmacology of Pain Management for End-of-Life Care
Digital Seminar
$19.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Digital Seminar
Details:
Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
DR. PAUL LANGLOIS, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
2/3/2021
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
Product Code:
POS078175
Objectives
  1. Describe the differences among common analgesics for end-of-life care.
  2. Outline an algorithm that optimizes pain management for the patient at the end-of-life.
Outline

Palliative care

  • Pain experiences at end of life
  • Pharmacist’s role in pain management at end of life
  • Lack of data driven protocols for pain management at end of life


Analgesic medication dosages and routes at end of life: Choosing the right medication at the right time

  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxycodone
  • Methadone
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ketorolac
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Topical agents
  • Epidurally administered medications (bupivacaine, lidocaine)

Sedating medications at end of life

  • Lorazepam
  • Midazolam
  • Propofol
  • Dexmedetomidine

Other medications for use at end of life

  • Stool softeners
  • Antiemetics
  • Antihistamines

Pain management algorithm for pharmacists

Author

DR. PAUL LANGLOIS, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neurologic, Burn, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every educational program.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Paul Langlois has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
Audience
  • Pharmacists who are involved with pain management with either hospice or end-of-life care of hospitalized patients