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Prerequisites: PHRX 3040; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.
Grading Basis: Graded
Emphasis is placed on evaluation of the pain patient, the pharmacology of analgesics, adjuvant agents and interventional techniques for the treatment of pain such as patient controlled analgesia, nerve blocks, intrathecal pumps, and alternative therapies (relaxation, Reike therapy, hypnosis, acupuncture). The role of the pharmacist in acute and chronic pain management, palliative care and special populations (pediatrics, geriatrics) will be addressed. Regulatory issues and "hot topics" such as addiction issues in pain management, health disparities in pain care, and pain contracts will also be discussed.
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|6-week course beginning May 22, 2023 – June 30, 2023 Open to incoming UConn School of Pharmacy P2 and P3 students (i.e., those who have completed P1 and P2 years in spring 2023) and other 2nd and 3rd year health professional students This course will provide a comprehensive overview on the management of acute and chronic pain including cancer and non-cancer pain, and pain management in the palliative and hospice care setting. Specific emphasis is placed on assessment of the patient experiencing pain, the principles of pain management, and the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and adverse effects of pain management therapies. Nonpharmacologic options for pain management are also covered in the course. Students are expected to actively participate and deliberate on topics such as regulations and laws pertaining to opioid prescribing and medical marijuana certification, ethical issues such as opioid use disorder and diversion, and best practices for opioid prescribing. Instructional format includes assigned readings, videos, quizzes, and active engagement for online assignments and activities.