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Advanced Pain Management

Title: Advanced Pain Management with Russell Portenoy, MD                

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse, Physician 

Member Price:  $105
Non-Member Price:  $210.00

Payment Options: Add to Cart without CE/CME
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Length: 2.5 hours

Comprehensive pain and symptom management is the hallmark of quality hospice and palliative care. To effectively diagnose and palliate pain for patients with complex conditions, clinical teams need access to the latest information, resources and expertise. Participants will learn about the most innovative treatment options, new agents and high-tech interventional therapies to treat challenging cases of severe pain. In addition, this seminar will provide insights into drug interactions and highlight best practices for effectively managing pain and related side effects and providing patients with the highest quality of life possible. This intensive seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the latest issues and treatment options for advanced pain management. 


  • Describe different types of pain for patients with advanced illness
  • Identify effective pain assessment strategies
  • Describe the latest and most effective treatment options for patients with complicated pain
  • Discuss the need for risk management for the medically ill
  • Identify four clinical strategies for poorly responsive pain

Russell Portenoy, MD

Dr. Russell K. Portenoy is chairman of the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care and the Gerald J. Friedman Chair in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.  He is Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and also serves as the Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Portenoy is past president of the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is the recipient of the National Leadership Award of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Wilbert Fordyce Award for Lifetime Excellence in Clinical Investigation and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Pain Society, and the Founder’s Award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Pain Foundation.    
Dr. Portenoy is editor in chief of Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and editor for the palliative care section of The Oncologist.  He serves on numerous other editorial boards and has written, co-authored, or edited 20 books and more than 500 papers and book chapters on topics in pain and symptom management, opioid pharmacotherapy, and symptom assessment.


Sponsor:   NHPCO received an educational grant from Purdue Pharma L.P. in support of this EOL course.

Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, Steven Gardner, MPA, PAHM and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Faculty:  Russell Portenoy, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CE/CME Credit Hours:

Nurse:  2.5 Contact Hours
Physicians:  2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™

CE/CME Info:


Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply   endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.


Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion: In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the     evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase.  
Release Date: April 10, 2014
Review Date:  April 10, 2017

Expiration Date:  

April 10, 2020

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