Get SMART: Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy

Michael Clark, MD, MPH, MBA, Inova Health System; Yvonne D’Arcy, MS, ARNP-C, CNS

Opioid abuse has become epidemic, but education can help you manage your patients’ pain safely. This free webinar will feature a case-based presentation in which two pain management experts will discuss best practices for treating patients in pain, including appropriate monitoring. Topics will include principles of pain management, pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical treatments, safe use of opioid medications and available resources. 

Educational Objectives

• Identify challenges to pain management in correctional settings

• Review the principles of pain management

• Describe best practices for use of opioid pain medication in correctional settings

About the presenters

Dr. Michael Clark is the chair of psychiatry and behavioral health for the Inova Health System. He oversees all aspects of the service line including clinical programs, educational initiatives, research projects and departmental operations. He is also an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is trained as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist with sub-specialization in disorders of the special senses such as chronic pain and vestibular and balance dysfunction. A fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, he devotes his research to the care of the psychiatric aspects of somatic symptoms such as chronic pain, including studies on health services delivery, pharmacological treatment of neuropathic pain, substance abuse and the phenomenology of depression in chronic illness.

Ms. Yvonne D’Arcy is a pain management and palliative care nurse practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience. She practiced most recently at Suburban Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, MD. Previously, she was the coordinator of the Acute Pain Service and the supervisor of the Chronic Pain Clinic at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL. Ms. D’Arcy received her nursing education at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI, and Winona State University in Winona, MN.

CE credit – 2.0 hour for ACCME, ANCC, APA and CCHP

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.

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When and Where
  • 1/23/2020 1:00 PM CST
  • 1/23/2020 3:00 PM CST
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL