Providing Whole-Person Care: Management of Non-Pain Symptoms

Saturday, February 10, 2:00-3:00 PM

Accredited for Pharmacists and Technicians

This course explores the complexities of managing non-pain related symptoms in patients receiving palliative care. Learners will gain valuable information on recommending medications, optimizing medication regimens, identifying and addressing barriers, understanding the impact of transitions of care, and assessing patient medication therapies to create an effective care plan. Content will provide practical strategies to navigate transitions of care and the management of non-pain related symptoms to enhance overall patient well-being.

Learning Objectives - Pharmacists
Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recommend medications for the management of non-pain symptoms secondary to serious illnesses.
  2. Identify strategies to resolve barriers that affect the management of non-pain symptoms.
  3. Optimize medication regimens to manage non-pain symptoms.
  4. Discuss transitions of care and how it affects the management of non-pain symptoms in patients with serious illnesses.
  5. Create a care plan to optimize medication therapy for patients during transitions of care.   

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-23-381-L01-P


Learning Objectives – Pharmacy Technicians
Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize medications used for the management of non-pain symptoms secondary to serious illnesses.
  2. Identify strategies to resolve barriers that affect the management of non-pain symptoms.
  3. Examine medication regimens that manage non-pain symptoms.
  4. Discuss transitions of care and how it affects the management of non-pain symptoms in patients with serious illnesses.
  5. Collaborate with a pharmacist to create a care plan to optimize medication therapy for patients during transitions of care.  

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-23-381-L01-T


Lorin Fisher, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy


Michelle Schmidt, PharmD, BCGP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Palliative Care, Iowa City VA Healthcare System, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy