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Career Opportunities for Pharmacists as Certified Pain Educators

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Career Opportunities for Pharmacists as Certified Pain Educators
Learning Objectives
After listening to this presentation the student will:

1. Recall and summarize what it means to be a Pharmacist that is a Certified Pain Educator.

2. State the qualifications required for becoming a Certified Pain Educator.

3. Describe why this role is important and what career opportunities are available for pain educators.
Case Study
American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE) defines a “Pain Educator” as a healthcare professional who provides pain assessment, evaluation, and management while working with other healthcare providers.
Career Opportunities
Settings:
Hospital
Dental practices
Surgical center
Hospice
Physical therapy
Chiropractic offices
Fields:
Administrative
Allied Health
Finance
General Services
Information Systems
Management and Professional
Table 1
Requirements to take the Certified Pain Educator (CPE) Exam to get license:

- Must be member of American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE)

-Licensure as healthcare professional

-Clinical experience (2 years full time, 4 years half-time position)

-Certified Continuing Education Activities (30 hours)

How to obtain certification?
Importance of Pharmacist Role as a Pain Educator
The number one reason patients seek medical attention is because of PAIN.

Around 20% of adults in America suffer from chronic and intermittent pain

What does a pharmacist with this specialty offer that is unique to other health professionals?



Table 2
Yasameen Nazemi, Maryam Mirbahaeddin, James Milner, Laura Martin, Brittney Miller, Clinton Mcfatridge
References
American Society of Pain Educators.

(http://www.paineducators.org/certified-pain-educator/)



National Pharmaceutical Council. Pain: current understanding of assessment, management, and treatments. December 2001. (http://d.scribd.com/docs/1qeor4k1bd6nmb8g71hj.pdf)



Table 1. National Pharmaceutical Council. Pain: current understanding of assessment, management, and treatments. December 2001.

(http://d.scribd.com/docs/1qeor4k1bd6nmb8g71hj.pdf)



Table 2. Working with Opioid Analgesics Does Not Have to Be a Pain! The Basics of Pain Management. Pharmacy Times Continuing Education.

https://secure.pharmacytimes.com/lessons/200901-01.asp



Case Study

Applying Legal Risk Management To the Clinical Use of Methadone. Pharmacy and Therapeutics Journal. PT. 2011 December; 36 (12): 813-814, 821-822.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3278176/


American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP statement on the pharmacist's role in hospice and palliative care. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2002;59:1770-1773.

Methadone, Paint Management, and Palliative Care
Medscape Education. Feb 2008.
http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/550895

Pain Management and Symptom Management 101: Clinical and Administrative Responsibilities of the Pharmacist. Appendix D
http://www.ashp.org/DocLibrary/MemberCenter/SHACCP/MCM08-Pain-Management-Workshop--Final-Handout.aspx



What is a Pain Educator?


1. Review medication orders and symptoms control such as adverse drug reactions, overdosage, inappropriate drug therapy, failure to take or receive drug, underdosage

2. Counseling the team and educating them about medication therapy.

3. Ensure legal disposal of medication after death.

4. The Controlled Substance Act (CSA) requires that pain management pharmacists maintain communication with regulatory/licensing agencies about controlled substances.

5.Use critical thinking and evidence-based approaches to develop assessment and treatment plans across the pain continuum, with an emphasis on complex/chronic pain.


Responsibilities for Pharmacists as Pain Educators
Knowledge of common opioid-induced adverse drug events


Lortab (Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen)
Percocet (Oxycodone/ Acetaminophen)
Demerol
Oxycodone
Morphine
Commonly Abused Pain Medications:


Amphotericin precipitates in saline
- This happens before administration

Gentamicin is incompatible with beta-lactams
- loses its antibiotic effect

Demerol and Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) Inhibitor
- Potentially lethal

Methadone/ Vicodin
- Potentially lethal

Adverse drug reaction (ADR, or adverse drug effect)
a broad term referring to unwanted, uncomfortable, or dangerous effects that a drug may have:
Introduction
Purpose statement:

Summarize and explain the career opportunities, roles and responsibilities of a pharmacist as a Certified Pain Educator

Explain the importance of a pharmacist in the position as a certified pain educator

Provide a few examples and case study that should involve a pain educator

https://secure.pharmacytimes.com/lessons/200901-01.asp


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3278176/
National Pharmaceutical Council. Pain: current understanding of assessment, management, and treatments. December 2001.
(http://d.scribd.com/docs/1qeor4k1bd6nmb8g71hj.pdf)

Conclusion
Pain Educators follow patients to assure effective pain control.
Need to be a licensed health professional in order to become a Pain educator
Many different career opportunities and settings to work and apply knowledge as pain educator
(http://www.paineducators.org/certified-pain-educator/)
(http://www.paineducators.org/certified-pain-educator/)
(http://www.paineducators.org/certified-pain-educator/eligibility/)
https://secure.pharmacytimes.com/lessons/200901-01.as

National Pharmaceutical Council. Pain: current understanding of assessment, management, and treatments. December 2001. (http://d.scribd.com/docs/1qeor4k1bd6nmb8g71hj.pdf)


American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP statement on the pharmacist's role in hospice and palliative care. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2002;59:1770-1773.

Methadone, Paint Management, and Palliative Care
Medscape Education. Feb 2008.
http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/550895

http://www.painmedicationaddiction.org/commonly-abused-pain-medication
www.hopkinsmedicine.org
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