The University of Virginia (UVA) Department of Anesthesiology and Office of Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship (OPMOS) present this course, which is also sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the UVA School of Nursing:
“Meeting the Moment: How the Opioid Crisis has Changed the Way We Study, Evaluate, and Treat Patients.”
Instructors and Topics:
Dr. Bhavana Yalamuru, MD, Diabetic Neuropathy,
and Dr. Priyanka Singla, MBBS, MD, Interventional Pain Techniques.
Course Date/Time, Location, Registration: The program is June 13th, 2023, 8:00-9:00pm ET and will be offered Virtually via Zoom. For more information, or to register, please link to the UVA Medical Alumni Association
It is impossible to discuss pain management without addressing the opioid crisis. At UVA, our pain management services utilize empirically based assessments and treatments for patients suffering from chronic pain as well as those suffering from pain during the perioperative period.
Pain cannot be treated successfully in isolation. Our team is an example of an interdisciplinary collaboration steeped in educational programming, evidence-based protocol development, and clinical expertise. A patient with pain is so much more than that. Pain is a private experience and many factors such as age, gender, culture, disparities, psychological make-up and previous experiences in the healthcare system compound to formulate their response.
Course Description: An estimated 20.9% of U.S. adults (51.6 million people) experience chronic pain, and 6.9% (17.1 million persons) experience high-impact chronic pain (CDC, 2023). Despite multiple trials of medications, therapy, and conservative measures, often a patient’s quality of life has been significantly altered by the pain. Dr. Singla will discuss the assessment process. She will also explore the potential of peripheral nerve and spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps for improved patient outcomes.
There are 37.3. million people with diabetes. In the US it affects 11.3 percent of the population. 8.5 million (23% are undiagnosed). This disease has significant complications and associated symptoms. Diabetic neuropathy is a complication from having high sugar levels for a prolonged period of time. Symptoms include pain, increased sensitivity, numbness or weakness and serious foot issues. Dr. Yalamuru will discuss assessment of types of nerve damage and treatments to help patients manage their pain and improve quality of life.
Director: Office of Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship (OPMOS) Founding Director, Dr. Dania Cyd Chastain, PhD, email: email@example.com
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, interprofessional teams
To Register or for More Information: Click this link to the UVA Medical Alumni Association
Continuing Education Credit: The Program is offered for Continuing Education Credit which will be available to claim credit for a 30-day period. For more information, please link to the UVA Medical Alumni Association. Please note that credit will not be issued after the evaluation period has closed.