Uniondale, NY

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Date(s) - October 8,2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Uniondale Marriott


Dr. Gregory Holmquist, Pharm D., CPE

Certified Pain Educator

Dr. Gregory Holmquist is a pain and palliative care specialist. He is on the Board of Advisors of the American Society of Pain Educators. Over the past two decades, Greg has been invited to present over 2000 CME and CE lectures on pain management across the country. He shares practical and relevant clinical information, with a touch of humor, ensuring that audiences not only listen but also hear an important message on managing pain and making a difference in the lives of their patients.


ACPE # 0043-9999-15-066-L01-P


1.  Cite three common reasons certain patients are unable to obtain adequate pain control utilizing standard techniques.

2. Describe how to assess and manage each of the following difficult painful disease states / challenging patients: fibromyalgia, uncontrolled neuropathic pain, patient with hyperalgesia, end-of-life pain crisis, patient with a current or past history of addiction, non-communicative or demented elderly patient, pediatric patient, and chronic non-cancer pain patient on very large doses of opioids.

3.  Formulate a treatment plan for use of the following co-analgesics and adjuvant pain therapies (e.g. antidepressants, anticonvulsants, NSAIDs, topical approaches, antipsychotics, NMDA antagonists) in the management of pain refractory to common approaches.

4.  Compare and contrast the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, side effects and clinical utilization of the commercially available opioid products.

5.  Differentiate addiction, dependence, tolerance, pseudoaddiction, and hyperalgesia.

6.  Recognize the patient / chronic pain syndrome which can receive the greatest potential benefit from a trial of opioid therapy and be able to implement this therapeutic approach in a manner that minimize the risks of drug diversion, addiction, and side effects.

7.  State common side effects associated with pain medications and be able to recommend strategies to prevent the side effects from impacting the patient’s quality of life.


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