Kentucky was among the top 5 states in opiate painkiller prescriptions in 2012… For every 100 people…128 prescriptions for painkillers were written. House Bill 1…is making a difference, with more patients seeing pain specialists
Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) November 03, 2015
Kentucky was among the top 5 states in opiate painkiller prescriptions in 2012. A 2014 report stated that, for every 100 people in Kentucky, 128 prescriptions for painkillers were written. House Bill 1—which requires use of prescription monitoring systems—is making a difference, with more patients seeing pain specialists to cut down on inappropriate prescriptions. More pain education is greatly needed.
“This was better than any academic meeting I’ve ever attended!" said Irving Blatt, MD, FACS, MHA, of the New Orleans PAINWeekEnd. Convening Saturday, November 7, PAINWeekEnd Lexington is constructed to meet the needs of busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners, delivering a full day of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain together, with the opportunity for stimulating interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Lexington, 401 West High Street.
Kentucky requires all physicians to obtain 60 hours of CME every 3 years. By attending PAINWeekEnd Lexington, participants can receive 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as they enhance their skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, in pain assessment and diagnosis, and in the delivery of individualized multimodal treatment.
Now in their 5th year, PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences are produced by PAINWeek®— the leading pain education resource for frontline practitioners. Chronic pain is a major public health issue and a concern that primary care clinicians face every day as they absorb the burden of care for an aging population. Summing up the challenge, senior PAINWeek faculty member Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP, remarked, “Chronic pain patients are on the doorstep of every healthcare provider on Main Street USA!”
Course topics including chronic pain assessment; pain basics; opioid and nonopioid analgesics; when acute pain becomes chronic; and the complex pain patient. In addition, there will be commercially supported activities addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics.
The PAINWeekEnd curriculum will be presented by a multidisciplinary faculty and is intended for frontline clinicians including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.
The online registration fee for PAINWeekEnd Conferences is $99.
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PAINWeekEnd registrants are further offered the opportunity to register for the 2016 PAINWeek National Conference, September 6-10, in Las Vegas, for $99 off the current online published price.
Groups of 5 or more PAINWeekEnd registrants also receive one free registration to the PAINWeek National Conference.
To review the complete Lexington agenda, visit http://www.painweekend.org.
PAINWeekEnd is provided by Global Education Group.