Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan



CANCELLED : Pain Management in an Adversarial Environment

  • 15 Oct 2015
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • St John Macomb Hospital



Pain Management in an Adversarial Environment

Linda Vanni, MSN, RN-BC, 
ACNS-BC, NP Nurse 
Practitioner, Pain Management
St. John Providence

St John Macomb Hospital
October 15th, 2015

The climate in which pain management is currently practiced has become very adversarial in nature.  With opioid overdoses on the rise and the thought that expense prescription opioids on the streets are leading to an increase in use of cheap heroin, it has become extremely difficult to care for patients with chronic and cancer pain.  Due to the very nature of the assessment of pain management, millions of chronic pain patients continue to suffer.  This interactive workshop will discuss the current climate related to opioid prescribing, the challenges of pain assessment and the shift to multi-modal pain management.

    "The Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  Approved Provider Number: MICEC0071.

    Qualified attendees are eligible for 1.0 CEU.

    Location – Date - Time

    St. John Macomb Hospital Auditorium

    11800 East Twelve Mile Road,

    Warren, Michigan  48093

    The auditorium is located in the basement of the Webber Cancer Center.  You can take the center elevators (main lobby) down to the basement & follow signs to the auditorium.

                  October 15th, 2015

    4:00 - 4:30 pm Registration & Introductions

    4:30 - 5:30 pm Presentation

    5:30 - 6:00 pm Evaluations, Sign-outs & Networking

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    Free to Paid GSWSM Members; Guest Fee $10.00

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