Pharmacy: Pain Management Awareness for Pharmacists

10.00
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define pain in general terms.
  • Recognize the individuality of pain and its perception.
  • Distinguish between different sources and types of pain.
  • Recognize the extent of the pain problem and its cost to society.
  • Adopt a general understanding of the pain signaling process.
  • Be familiar with the main sources of pain experienced by patients.
  • Be familiar with the various treatment options available to combat pain, including potential indications and side effects for each.
  • Become aware of the use of acupuncture and how it may be integrated into an individualized pain-management strategy.

About the Author:
Bradley Gillespie, Pharm.D. is a clinical pharmacist who has practiced in an industrial setting for over 20 years. He served as a clinical and a biopharmaceutics reviewer at the Food & Drug Administration, as well as led early development programs within the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. He has a special interest in supporting drug development efforts for rare and neglected diseases. In addition to his industrial focus, he operates a medical writing business with a focus on developing interesting and thought-provoking pharmacist and pharmacy technician continuing education programs. He remains a registered pharmacist. 

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Pain Management Awareness for Pharmacists

10.00
Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define pain in general terms.
  • Recognize the individuality of pain and its perception.
  • Distinguish between different sources and types of pain.
  • Recognize the extent of the pain problem and its cost to society.
  • Adopt a general understanding of the pain signaling process.
  • Be familiar with the main sources of pain experienced by patients.
  • Be familiar with the various treatment options available to combat pain, including potential indications and side effects for each.
  • Become aware of the use of acupuncture and how it may be integrated into an individualized pain-management strategy.

About the Author:
Bradley Gillespie, Pharm.D. is a clinical pharmacist who has practiced in an industrial setting for over 20 years. He served as a clinical and a biopharmaceutics reviewer at the Food & Drug Administration, as well as led early development programs within the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. He has a special interest in supporting drug development efforts for rare and neglected diseases. In addition to his industrial focus, he operates a medical writing business with a focus on developing interesting and thought-provoking pharmacist and pharmacy technician continuing education programs. He remains a registered pharmacist.