Providing Whole-Person Care: Management of Pain

Saturday, February 10, 12:45-1:45 PM

Accredited for Pharmacists and Technicians

This course explores the complexities of pain management in patients receiving palliative care. Learners will gain valuable information on 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 pain management to enhance overall patient well-being.

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

  1. Optimize medication regimens to manage pain secondary to serious illnesses.
  2. Identify barriers that affect the management of pain secondary to serious illnesses.
  3. Develop strategies to resolve barriers affecting pain management.
  4. Discuss transitions of care and how it affects the management of pain secondary to serious illness.
  5. Create a care plan to optimize medication therapy for patients during transitions of care.

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-23-380-L01-P


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

  1. Examine medication regimens that manage pain secondary to serious illnesses.
  2. Identify barriers that affect the management of pain secondary to serious illnesses.
  3. Develop strategies to resolve barriers affecting pain management.
  4. Discuss transitions of care and how it affects the management of pain secondary to serious illness.
  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: 0107-0000-23-380-L01-T


James B. Ray, PharmD, CPE
Clinical Associate Professor, Otterbeck One Point Professor of Hospice and Palliative Care, Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator, 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