An Evidenced-based Approach to Chronic and Acute Pain Management: Getting Away from Opioids
This presentation seeks to delve into the current evidence surrounding the management of acute and chronic pains, as the lecturer takes an integrative approach, meaning, “if there is evidence supporting its use to help my patients, I want to know about it,” so as to impart this information which in turn may help them remain or become the most effective pain alleviators.
Healthcare providers of all specialties may benefit from the information presented.
Pain has likely been a part of the human experience since the dawn of time. Alleviating pain has fallen into the physician wheelhouse since the dawn of medicine. While the problem has been constant, the tools and approach to this have been everchanging. It is a health care provider’s duty to stay abreast of the latest data in an effort to effectively and safely treat patients. This presentation seeks to delve into the current evidence surrounding the management of acute and chronic pains, as the lecturer takes an integrative approach, meaning, “if there is evidence supporting its use to help my patients, I want to know about it,” so as to impart this information which in turn may help them remain or become the most effective pain alleviators.
Upon completion of this session, the learner should be able to:
- Discuss the evidence for and against various forms of pain management for both acute and chronic pain;
- Identify the pros and cons of different pain management medications and techniques;
- Examine their own prescribing habits and continue updating these as evidence may change.
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The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Philip Hartman, MD
Originally from Southwest Ohio, Dr. Hartman received his bachelors of science in Biology at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia and returned to the Cincinnati area for medical school at the University Of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After medical school, he became a board certified Family Physician through training with St Elizabeth Healthcare of Northern Kentucky. He practices broad-based, integrative family medicine in an outpatient setting for infants through the elderly, performing numerous procedures, acupuncture for the treatment of pain and traditional Western medicine for other chronic disease states and ailments such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and drug addiction. He is passionate about providing for his patients’ needs with high quality, evidence-based care.
He regularly teaches medical students from his own alma mater as well as the University of Louisville, holding a gratis associate faculty position at each. Taking his mission abroad, he has left the country numerous times to see patients in Belize and Haiti.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading suspense novels and participating in outdoor activities with his wife, three children and two dogs. He also enjoys farming and attempts to play an active role in the production of as much of his family’s food as possible through raising fruit trees, crops, chickens, fish and bees.
SMA Education Planning Committee:
Christopher Morris, MD
Steven Strode, MD
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- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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