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September 29-October 2, 2021

San Antonio, Texas8/1/2020
April 24-25, 2021

Welcome to the Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) Virtual 8th Annual MeetingApril 23-252021. In partnership with our parent Society, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA), we are celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of women in pediatric pain medicine and have dedicated the 2021 meeting to the "Outstanding Women in Pediatric Pain." The silver lining to offering a virtual meeting during the Covid-19 pandemic is the ability to include our colleagues from across the globe. This year, we look forward to welcoming multiple disciplines across our medical community to participate in this unique educational experience.

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April 27, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

Presented by

Sharon Wrona, DNP, PMGT-BC, PNP, ‎PMHS, AP-PMN, FAAN and Lauren Renner, MS, PMGT-BC, PNP

Sponsoring organization: ASPMN®


Non-opioid medications are showing promise in treating both acute and persistent pain.  This presentation will share the journey of implementation of ‎non-opioid analgesics such as gabapentin, ketamine and lidocaine in a pediatric setting. 

This presentation will describe how the implementation was made possible by first looking at current evidence and literature then collaborating with ‎key stakeholders throughout the organization.  ‎

Examples of how these non-opioid analgesics have been utilized in certain pediatric patient populations, procedures, and medical conditions will be ‎described. Tips and lessons learns from implementation will be discussed.‎‎

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of gabapentin, ‎lidocaine and ketamine for ‎managing acute pain.‎
  • Identify how the implementation ‎was made possible.
  • Identify examples of how these ‎non-opioid analgesics have been ‎utilized in certain pediatric patient ‎populations, procedures, and ‎medical conditions will be ‎described.‎
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Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.5 contact hours, including 0.8 pharmaceutical, applicable for APN, RN, LPN, and LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number LT0279-0412 GKCC.

Multiple Dates

June 21, 2021

"Acute Pain Management in the Complex Patient"

August 16, 2021

"Fundamentals of Pain Management"

November 15, 2021

"The Impact and Benefits of Pain and Pain/Comfort Management"

Target Audience:
Physicians, Advance Practice Providers, Social Workers, Registered Nurses, and Pharmacists
After completing this activity, the learner will:

  • Apply current evidence-based education to practice including legislative advocacy, current trends, and non-pharmacologic pain treatments
  • Generate professional development
  • Demonstrate inter-professional collaboration in the care of people in pain

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