May 01, 2014
Brent Moore, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University, details interventions throughout pain management at the American Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, held April 30, 2014, to May 3, 2014, in Tampa, FL.
To collect data for their study, the researchers chronicled receipt of opioid prescriptions, opioid agreements, and urine toxicology reports over a period of 4 yearsy. Factors included standardizations, education, training programs, rapid-improvement workshops, round table meetings, work groups, pain champions, and electronic notes.
“Prescriptions for opioids for individuals that had chronic opioid care, which was greater than 90 days, decreased over that time period, and remained stable for those receiving less than 90 days,” Moore says.
The other factors were whether individuals had an opioid agreement or annual urine toxicology reports.
Paul Wicks, PhD, discusses the surge in Internet-savvy patients at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston.
Patricia Finn, MD, president of the American Thoracic Society, highlights 3 presentations at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference that link science and health equality.
Although diagnosing pneumonia is the same regardless of whether the patient is immunocompetent or immunocompromised, the physician needs to understand the patient’s host defense.