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Program

Target Audience
The target audience for the 32nd National Conference includes registered nurses and advanced practice nurses practicing in pain management, as well as nursing faculty and nursing students with an interest in pain management.

Conference Goals

  • Discuss clinical options for the treatment of patients who require pain management nursing care.
  • Analyze clinical, research, sociocultural and legal developments in the field of pain management.
  • Advocate for the provision of comprehensive, evidence-based, quality care of individuals and their families experiencing problems related to persistent pain conditions.
  • Network with nurses and other health care professionals who focus on pain management in their practice. ​

Program Objectives
Learning objectives for each session will be available upon request at a later date.

ASPMN® Conference Planning Committee
Program Chairs

Debra Bruene, RN, MA
Pamela Bolyanatz, MS, FNP-BC, PMGT-BC, AP-PMN


Committee Members

Kathy Baule, DNP, RN, APN-ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, ‎RNFA
Laurie Holmes, RN-BC, BSN
Tamara Wilkins, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AP-PMN
Susan M. Jervik, BSN, RN-PMGT-BC
Karen M Pike RN, MSN, OCN, PMGT-BC, PHN, Dip.Hom
Michelle Lavelle-Henry, PGMT-BC APRN, CNP, ACHPN
Megan Filoramo, MSN, RN-BC, APRN-BC, PGMT-BC,A P-PMN, IHWNC-BC
Jenine Graham, RN-BC, MSN, AGNP
Sharon Wrona DNP, PMGT-BC, CPNP-PC, PMHS, AP-PMN, FAAN
Ben Keck, MSN-RN BC Pain Management
Ann Schreier, PhD‎ - Board Liaison

Accreditation
The 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 has been submitted for contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, LMHT relicensure and pharmacology hours for APN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number LT0279-0412.

The above application will include approval of Advanced Pharmacology contact hours for APNs. To receive contact hours for this conference, participants must complete the online evaluation.

Networking
The opportunity to develop and continue relationships with your colleagues through networking is one of the key benefits of attending the ASPMN® National Conference. Networking offers many tangible benefits to conference participants, including, but not limited to, validating your experience in providing nursing care and developing a better understanding of your practice and your role in care delivery by learning from others who are dealing with similar circumstances, solving the same problems and confronting the same issues. Take advantage of this national gathering of pain management nurses to learn more about national issues and trends. 


 

Click here for a PDF of the following schedule​​


Wednesday, September 14, 2022​​
Time Presentation/Event Presenter(s)
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Pre-Conference Workshop Continental Breakfast
(available for full-day and morning half-day workshop participants)

8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
9.3 Contact Hours*

Workshop 1
ASPMN® Pain Management Certification Preparation Course™
This course will cover basic physiology of pain, assessment of pain, pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and interventional management of pain across the lifespan. The information in this course follows the exam​ content outline created by the Content Expert Panel for ANCC and was compiled by members of the ASPMN®. For more information on the exam, visit: https://www.nursingworld.org/our-certifications/pain-management/

Master Faculty

8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
 ​9.3 Contact Hours*

Workshop 2
Advanced Pharmacology

Pain management nursing has advanced its practice by leaps and bounds. We no longer assume that pain management is simple, algorithmic nor anecdotal. We now advance into evidence-based practice that is based on neurophysiological research. In order to continue to move pain management nursing forward, we must think in terms of advanced pharmacology that incorporates pain pathways and multi-modal approaches. Mastering the use of multi-modal therapies allows for opioid sparing. This workshop is focused for the seasoned nurse in pain management who is thinking about the depth of a person's individualized pain and how best to treat the etiology of pain while focusing on safety.

Master Faculty

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 4.8 Contact Hours*

Workshop 3
Applying Integrative Therapies as Self-Care Measures to Assist in Surviving Nursing During a Pandemic 

What a traumatic time we have all recently endured. If you have felt anxious, exhausted, or underappreciated, then this session is for you. Nurses are experiencing stress/burnout to a higher degree than ever before. Join us as we discuss long-term impact of chronic fight or flight as an imbalance of the ANS. We will review moderation, relaxation, spirituality, and many integrative therapies that are beneficial in creating a more balanced ANS. Experiences may include hand massage, tai chi chih, diaphragmatic breathing, guided imagery, aroma therapy, mindfulness, humor, and storytelling. Let us take care of you for a moment in time.
      
Connie Luedtke, MA, RN-PMGT; Abigail Ledvina, BSN, RN; Dawn R. Oswegi, BSN, RN - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 4.8 Contact Hours*
Workshop 4

Professional Practice Update: Paving the Road Ahead with Diagnostic Imaging Interpretation and Injection Modality Skills 

Take control of your professional Pain Management role, add value to your practice, and enhance your résumé by attending this half-day pre-conference clinical skills course in which an experienced practitioner will demonstrate the proper techniques for pain management joint injection modalities. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice at hands-on stations utilizing a clinical skills checklist methodology. Focused instruction on physical assessment, diagnostic imaging interpretation, and procedural injections will allow participants to better facilitate a reduction in pain, and to improve patient satisfaction. The session will address the salient aspects enhancing your clinical skills in your advance practice role.

Pamela Bolyanatz, MS, FNP-BC. PMGT-BC, AP-PMN, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, UCSF, Los Angeles, CA; Janine Graham, MSN, AGNP, PGMT-BC
​​12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop Lunch
 (available for full-day and afternoon half-day workshop participants)
12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Afternoon Workshop and Conference Registration
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
4.8 Contact Hours*

Workshop 5
Introduction to Therapeutic Touch 

The intention of this workshop is for participants to learn about and gain appreciation for Therapeutic Touch (TT) as an energetic healing modality. During this four hour pre-conference workshop the participants will learn about the development, theoretical basis, underlying tenets, research, clinical processes, and benefits of TT. This modality is effective for use by all clinicians when working with people experiencing pain across the spectrum from acute injury to persistent pain and with people across the life span. 

Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, RN, PMGT-BC, AHNBC, QTTI, Pain Management Consultant and Educator, AQC Integrative Pain Management, Wilmington, NC
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
4.8 Contact Hours*
Workshop 6

Complex Case Studies:  How we Provide Evidence-Based Quality Pain Management 

Using a case study format this session will present and discuss up to four complex acute care adult pain patients that ultimately received evidenced based quality pain control using minimal opioids. Attendees will be organized into separate groups and provided time to collaborate on developing interventions for each case and to discuss challenges, barriers, and model programs from their own institutions and practice settings, and then present their pain management plan to the attendees. The facilitators will then discuss the actual outcomes of each case, providing evidence, and rationale for the interventions implemented.


Robert Montgomery , DNP, PGMT-BC, ACNS-BC and Jason Sawyer, RN-EC, MN(BC), AP-PMN
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. New Member/Attendee Orientation
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ceremonial Blessing
5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ​​Certified Nurses Reception
(all who are certified in pain management nursing invited to attend) 
5:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
​​​Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Viewing/Silent Auction​
Thursday, September 15, 2022 ​
Time Presentation/Event Presenter(s)
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Conference Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks Maureen F. Cooney, DNP, FNP-BC, PMGT-BC, AP-PMN, ACHPN, Weschester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*

General Session
Celebrating Pain Management Nursing: Reflect, Re-imagine, Reach Beyond

The American Society for Pain Management Nursing® (ASPMN®) has led the charge in producing clinical, educational, and nurse led research. This has provided nurses, healthcare practitioners, patients and families, healthcare organizations, and policy-makers with the tools to care for those in pain. As an organization we find ourselves at an inflection point that presents an opportunity to guide ASPMN®’s future. Navigating the dynamics of change requires us to honor our past, examine the present and envision the future. This session will provide the backdrop to reflect on ASPMN®’s foundational components necessary to re-imagine the future of pain management nursing.
Patricia A. Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*

Keynote Address
'Whole Person' Pain Relief:  Accessible Innovations

Chronic pain is best treated with a ‘whole-person’ approach that include behavioral/psychological approaches to pain self-management. However, existing behavioral pain treatments can be costly, burdensome, inaccessible or infeasible for the majority of the 100 million Americans living with ongoing pain. 

This session will review the science of two new innovations in home-based behavioral pain treatment: Empowered Relief and virtual reality. Empowered Relief is a 1-session intervention that rapidly equips individuals with effective pain relief skills. Dr. Darnall will review results from four randomized trials in chronic pain and surgical patients, and current clinical trials in the U.S. and Canada. Empowered Relief is being delivered in 16 countries, 7 languages, is the subject of $18M in national research funding, and may be readily integrated into various care settings. This session will also discuss self-administered skills-based virtual reality for chronic pain and the science behind the FDA-approved prescriptive VR device RelieVRx.

Beth Darnell, PhD, Director, Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Break in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Viewing/Silent Auction 
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*
CE Symposium: Choose Responsible Opioid Prescribing: Protect Patients & Improve Outcomes
Supported by an educational grant from Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stretch Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*
General Session
Long COVID and Pain- 'Treating the Unknown'
The lives and health of people has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Recent evidence has shown that a range of symptoms can persist after clearance of the acute infection, and this condition is known as 'Long COVID'. Patients with Long COVID may experience a range of physical and mental/psychological symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, cough, chest pain, altered smell, altered taste and diarrhea. Literature on the long-term health consequences of COVID-19 discusses the need for a comprehensive understanding of the multisystemic pathophysiology, clinical predictors, and epidemiology to develop an evidence-based, multidisciplinary management approach.
Sharon Wrona, DNP, PMGT-RN, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN, FAAN, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH; Anureet Walia, MD, MBBS, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*

Jean Guveyan Lecture
Legal Standard To Convict: How the Supreme Court's Decision in Ruan v. U.S. Affects Patients and Prescribers

On June 27, 2022, the United States Supreme Court published its decision in Ruan v. U.S. The court clarified the legal standard for convicting a prescriber under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The ruling delivered welcome news for patients who need controlled medications, their health care providers, and substance use disorder prevention and treatment advocates.

In this session, an attorney who practices health and drug law and policy will discuss the Ruan v. U.S. holding. He will cover its implications for patient access to controlled medications, prescriber risk management, and federal and state drug policy. Specific topics will include the burden of proof in CSA prescribing cases, the elements of a valid prescription, and alternative methods of drug enforcement, including federal administrative and state licensing board actions. The lecture will conclude with an interactive Q&A session.  

Michael C. Barnes, Esq.
Washington, DC
2:50 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. 
Break in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Viewing/Silent Auction

3:35 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*
General Session
Nurse Coaching: The Crucial Tool Missing from Pain Toolbox
​​​Coaching strategies have been shown to decrease pain interference and improve general health and vitality in patients with chronic pain. Nurse coaching is a natural extension of the nursing process and has such, includes skills to be learned and practiced. These include appreciative inquiry, motivational interviewing, reframining, goal setting and reflective listening. Using these approaches can help restore a patient’s sense of identity and autonomy by the patient’s self-determination of goals. It can help transform the patient with chronic pain from a passive recipient to an active participant in their pain management. This presentation will help show you how.
Megan Filoramo, MSN, APRN-BC, PMGT-BC, AP-PMN, IHWNC-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Altair Health, Morristown, NYH
4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*

General Session 
A Comprehensive Look at Migraine Treatment Options: Herbals, Nutraceuticals, and Pharmacologic Agents

This session will discuss an up-to-date synthesis of the evidence for herbals, nutraceuticals, and pharmacologic agents that are effective, show promise, and are future areas of nursing research as strategies for migraine management in adult migraineurs. This session will associate pathways of migraine with suggested mechanisms of action of herbals, nutraceuticals, and pharmacologic agents which may provide rationale for their efficacy. This session will discuss national and international guidelines for herbals, nutraceuticals, pharmacologic agents that have enough evidence to support their use for migraine management.

Chanta Stanley DNP, APRN, AGANP-BC, PhD candidate

5:20 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Happy Hour
Friday, September 16, 2022 ​
Time Presentation/Event​ Presenter(s)
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

​Continental Breakfast


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*
General Session 
Pain of Trauma; Trauma of Pain

This  presentation will provide a neuroscience informed overview of what pain is, from nociceptive pain to neuropathic pain, and to pain for psychological reasons.  We’ll build on that foundation in a discussion of “How to talk to your patients about pain in a way that engages them in appropriate care”.  At the end of the session we will take a step back from the addiction narrative, challenge the assumptions that underlie our current approach to the opioid crisis, and build on the first segment of the session to recast the opioid crisis as a trauma crisis, requiring somewhat different resources and a different approach. 
Dr. Bennett Davis
​9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Concurrent Session 1 
1.0 Contact Hours*

1A Will Recommendations for Discharge Opioid Prescribing Impact Diversion, Overdose, or Pain Management In North America?

Hospital discharge scripts for opioids have recently garnered significant attention. Recommendations for optimal, surgery-specific quantities of opioids for the discharge period are now available, based on research indicating large percentages of post-discharge opioids are unused and therefore a risk for diversion. This presentation will articulate some of the key data pertaining to the diversion and misuse of opioids. Additionally, this presentation will provide a brief overview of the Gateway Theory of substance misuse, and outline key information acute pain management providers should know to optimize the pain management they provide.
Jason Sawyer, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1.0 Contact Hours*

1B Maternal Fall from Grace: Experiences of Perinatal Opioid Misuse

Stigma is identified as a barrier to accessing care and treatment for perinatal women with pain and opioid dependency, resulting in increased maternal/neonatal morbidity and mortality, prolonged neonatal hospitalizations, and increased costs. A qualitative metasynthesis was completed, exploring stigma-related experiences of perinatal women misusing opioids. A cyclical framework emerged consisting of pivotal care points, facilitators/deterrents of stigma, and stigma experiences including infant associative stigma. Perinatal stigma experiences prevent women from accessing care, including knowledgeable perinatal pain control. Implications reveal ideal time points to develop and enact interventions to reduce perinatal stigma experiences and their consequences on maternal/child health and wellness.

Jamie Morton MSN,RN, PhD (c), University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Julie Vignato, PhD, RN, RNC-LRN, CNE, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1.0 Contact Hours*

1C Prescribing and Administering Opioid Doses Based Solely on Pain Intensity: Update of a Position Statement by the American Society for Pain Management Nursing 

Using the town hall format, the presenters who authored the 2022 “Prescribing and Administering Opioid Doses Based Solely on Pain Intensity: Update of a Position Statement by the American Society for Pain Management Nursing”, will interact with members attending the session to explore various options to safely manage pain and avoid dosing opioids to pain intensity. 
Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, RN, PMGY-RN, AHNBC, AQC Integrative Pain Management; Wilmington, NC; Diana Rae, MSN, PMGT-BC, Independent Consultant and Educator, Tenino, WA; Debra Drew, MS, RN, Independent Pain Educator and Consultant,  Maplewood, MN
1.0 Contact Hours*1D Capnography for Adult In-patients Meeting Highest Risk Criteria
Sharing an evidence-based practice (EBP) project that was undertaken to improve the safety of adult in-patients who received opioids. Cases of opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) unfortunately continue to be a common problem for patients receiving opioids and can have serious, if not deadly outcomes. Capnography or end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring has been identified as a tool to help quickly identify or prevent the need for naloxone, higher level of care, or rapid response/code blue team involvement. Criteria were defined that categorizes patients at high risk for OIRD at our organization and capnography initiated via a best-practice alert and protocol order.
Anne M. Smith, MSN, PMGT-BC, Nursing Practice Leader, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA
1.0 Contact Hours*

POWER SESSION

1E.1 Pain Assessment & Management in Mechanically Ventilated & Chemically Paralyzed Children

​Currently, there is no valid method to assess pain in a child that is mechanically ventilated and chemically paralyzed. This multi-method study was conducted to understand how nurses are both assessing pain and their subsequent decision making process for the management of this child's pain.

1E.2 Pain Comes and Goes utilizing pain treatment in other disciplines
​The aim of this presentation is to discuss key elements in pain management and how essential lessons learned can be incorporated in other disciplines such as trauma, neurosurgery and general surgery. The presentation will integrate core pain management principals which support other healthcare disciplines. 


Elyse Laures, PhD, RN, Research and EBP Specialist, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA





Kathy Ann Baule, DNP. APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Rochester,  MN
1.0 Contact Hours*
1F Fatigue is Associated with Depressive Mood, and Pain Severity in Chronic Low Back Pain
Fatigue is prevalent, problematic, and co-occurs in chronic low back pain. Fatigue may increase depressive mood, and pain severity and when left untreated, it can be a potential added burden and also cause disability. In other populations, fatigue is also known to intensify inflammation. Increased fatigue is associated with depressive mood, pain severity, and pain interference. Early interventions which identify levels and severity of fatigue, encouraging planned physical activities, and engaging in motivational interviewing, may reduce symptom burden and improve quality of life in those with chronic low back pain.

Anitha Saravanan, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, Carol Stream, IL; Prempreet Bajaj, DO, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
9:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Break in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Viewing/Silent Auction/Product Theatre
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Concurrent Session 2
1.0 Contact Hours*



2A Motivational Interviewing: A Communication Technique to Enhance Patient Self-Management for Pain

Managing patients with chronic pain can be complex and requires specialized clinical knowledge and advanced communication skills. Patient motivation for self-management is generally poor and motivational interviewing (MI) has been effective in improving patients’ motivation and adherence to treatment. This session will review the principles of MI, examine the current effectiveness of MI in this population, and provide resources for nurses to enhance their MI communication skills.

Patricia A. Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
1.0 Contact Hours*

2B Trends in Buprenorphine Prescribing: Implications for Palliative Care

Buprenorphine for treatment of substance use disorder (SUD), chronic pain with opioid use disorder or opioid dependence has expanded in its application and accessibility, even more since the recent changes to the required DATA -X waiver. These changes have also increased the number of prescribers, more so with nurse practitioners, yet undeserved populations still exist. Emerging use is noted in the field of palliative/end of life care. Buprenorphine's impact on pain management nursing, through a overview of pharmacology, indications for use, identifying  risks and benefits as well as future considerations in its use will be reviewed, with special consideration in palliative care. 

Michelle Lavelle-Henry, RN, PMGT-BC, APRN, CNP, ACHPN, Pain and Palliative Care APP, M Health Fairview Ridges, Edina, MN

1.0 Contact Hours*

POWER SESSION

2C.1 Testing Decision Support for Effective Pain Management for Headaches While Preventing Opioid Misuse Using Vignettes

​Severe headaches (including migraine) affect 16% of the population and up to 70% of patients affected by COVID. Headaches result in 4.3 million office visits yearly and are the 5th most common reason for ED visits. Opioids are used in over 50% of migraine visits, and The Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CaMEO) study found one in 20 migraine patients receive the correct diagnosis and guideline recommended treatment. The purpose of this study is to test a decision support tool (DS-RPM) to assist in clinical decision making in diagnosing headache problems and managing pain and risk for opioid use disorder.

2C.2 Challenges Recruiting and Retaining New Members of a Professional Nursing Organization 
​As long-standing members and leaders of ASPMN®'s Recruitment Subcommittee, we are disheartened to watch a steady decline in membership over recent years. This phenomenon is not unique to ASPMN®, however, as many professional groups are experiencing significantly fewer new memberships. New members recruitment and retention is crucial for engaging with educational offerings, maintaining our financial strength, and promoting attendance at our annual membership meeting and conference. To learn how we might adapt as an organization, we conducted New Member Focus Groups to learn about our members professional goals and aspirations that may guide the organization toward new ways of engagement. 

Barbara St. Marie, PhD, AGPCNP, FAANP, FAAN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA







Marilyn Bazinski, DNP/AGCNS, PMGT-BC, Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

1.0 Contact Hours*

2D Writing for Publication: Ready, Set, Go!

This presentation will provide guidance for those seeking to write for publication. Participants will have the opportunity to consult with members of the Editorial Board, as well as the Editor and Associate Editor of Pain Management Nursing. An overview of the publication process will be presented, followed by individual or small group discussions about manuscript development, and steps to submit for publication. Drafts of manuscripts may be reviewed with feedback provided. Information will also be provided on how to become part of the peer review process and how this can lead to improved writing and research skills.

Kelly Allred,  PhD, RN, PMGT-BC, CNE, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL;  Elaine Miller,  PhD, RN, CRRN, FAAN, FAHA,  University of Cincinnati,  Cincinnati, OH; Marian Wilson,  PhD, MPH, RN, PMGT-BC, Washington State University, Spokane, WA; Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN,  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
1.0 Contact Hours*

2E The Moral Nature of Pain and How we Care for the Sufferer 

The suffering experience of pain is more than bio-psycho-social. Pain has a complex moral side that, despite being reported throughout human history, is often overlooked. This session will provide a review of the moral nature and history of pain and describe how understanding the moral elements of the pain experience will help nurses in difficult pain management situations. Additionally, steps to moral inquiry will be presented, useful in creating a moral argument when advocating for optimal pain management in an individual case, a patient population, or a policy change. 
Esther I Bernhofer, PhD, MA, RN, PMGT-BC, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Port Clinton, OH
1.0 Contact Hours*

POWER SESSION

2F.1 ESP Blocks in the Post-Op Pediatric Patient Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

The use of the erector spine plane (ESP) block is helping to transform post operative care in a Midwest tertiary care hospitals' pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. We will discuss the role of the ESP block in post operative pain management in this population along with wins and challenges.


2F.2 Minimizing Post-operative Opioid Requirements in the NICU Through Regional Analgesia & Nurse Controlled Analgesia Use
This session shares the process of implementing regional analgesia and Nurse Controlled Analgesia (NCA) use in our tiniest pediatric patient population--babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The goal of this project was to decrease opioid requirements in the NICU population receiving open thoracic and abdominal surgeries. This session will discuss results of this project, as well as review the process of implementing change in post-operative pain management in the NICU.

Kimberly Wittmayer, MS, APRN, PCNS-BC, PMGT-BC, AP-PMN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL ; Kristi Waddell, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC, Advanced Practice Nurse, Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL


Kanda Strohl, MS, APRN, CPNP-PC

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon
All attendees invited
1:45 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Concurrent Session 3
1.0 Contact Hours*

​3A The Science of Empathy and Kindness; Big Problems with Small Solutions for Patients and Practitioners

This session describes emerging research on the neuroscience of empathy and kindness as a practical intervention to improve multiple health outcomes, including chronic pain, as well as to improve provider satisfaction.  Yale University healthcare economists propose that improving US healthcare outcomes while reducing costs consists not of  a few huge changes but of many small(1%) changes.  Practitioner awareness and skill building in empathy and kindness as a medical intervention is gaining attention and demonstrating surprising benefits for givers and receivers in these interactions and need to be intentionally included in treatment planning and delivery.

June E. Oliver, MSN, APRN/CNS, CCNS, AP-PMN, APRN Pain Service, Swedish Hospital, River Forest, IL
1.0 Contact Hours*

3B Neuromodulation: Its Effect on Pain and Opioid Use

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, patients and providers alike are looking for effective non-opioid options for the treatment of persistent pain. The field of neuromodulation has grown over the last 30 years and with it patients are having significantly better outcomes both in pain and function. For many patients, this has resulted in decreased or eradication of opioid use. Unfortunately, one barrier to patients receiving this option is the knowledge deficit of providers in how neuromodulation works, who it’s for, and that the neuromodulation of 1989 is not the same neuromodulation of 2022.

Megan Filoramo, MSN, APRN-BC, PMGT-BC, AP-PMN, IHWNC-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Altair Health, Morristown, NY
1.0 Contact Hours*

3C The Near-Miss Model of the Nurses' Role in Error Recovery to Prevent Opioid-Induced Adverse Events

Application of the Near-Miss Model of the Nurses' Role in Error Recovery in monitoring and surveillance of trauma patients on the general care floor receiving intravenous opioids will be presented. Components of the model will be described. The difference between monitoring and surveillance will be explained. Importance of the model for the early recognition and prevention of opioid-induced adverse events will be explored.

Susan J. Dempsey, PhD, PGMT-BC, RN, CNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist Pain Management, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA
1.0 Contact Hours*
3D Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing Pain Assessment Methods Across Different Populations within the Same Organization

The purpose of this session is to discuss the implementation of evidence-based pain assessment methods for palliative care, pediatric intensive care, and adult inpatients. This session will describe three different evidence-based practice projects implemented at a single academic medical center using the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice. Moreover, this session will include the barriers and facilitators these projects faced regarding implementation of pain assessments, including the use of the electronic medical record and the challenges to breaking the use of the numeric pain scale in practice.

Allison Hanson RN BSN, PMGT-BC University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Acute Pain Service; Iowa City, IA;  Elyse Laures PhD, RN University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Research and EBP Specialist; Iowa City, IA; Sara Larson RN BSA Norton Thoracic Institute St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center; Lung Transplant Nurse Coordinator; Phoenix AZ
1.0 Contact Hours*

POWER SESSION

3E.1 COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Pain Management Nurses’ Roles

​The goal of this session is to present the findings from a qualitative descriptive research study undertaken to explore the role changes of pain management nurses providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eighteen nurses were recruited through the American Society for Pain Management Nursing and snowball sampling and participated in individual interviews. The major finding was that all participants' normal functions were impacted by the pandemic, but few experienced significant changes to their formal roles. They also described their normal roles and how the influx of patients with COVID-19 affected them.












3E.2 Pain management unchanged among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
​Knowledge from pain management nurses’ during the COVID-19 pandemic and their perceptions of its impact on patients is important for preparing for future health emergencies. Older people experience pain frequently and are vulnerable to side effects from treatments; therefore, they are an important group to learn about. Eighteen nurses were interviewed for this qualitative study to understand their personal and professional experiences and perceptions of caring for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. A single theme was identified and used to create a theoretical model of how nurses’ beliefs, perceptions, and interactions with older adults affect pain management.












3E.3 Pain Management Nurses Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic
​Post onset of the Sars-CoV2 pandemic there was a need for rapid adaptation in healthcare. There were organizational changes, revised patient care processes, and revised mitigation protocols despite very heavy workloads in crises conditions. The purpose of this study is to understand the personal and professional experiences of pain management nurses during the pandemic. The distinction this study provides is that it explored the experiences of pain management nurses as they provided critical services to patients infected with COVID-19, and identified their challenges and coping strategies during these trying times. Pain management nurses described 1) working in survival mode, 2) the complex social milieu, 3) pain management during COVID-19 surge, 4) how they coped with support. Also provided are recommendations for pain care during a pandemic. 

Speaker: Timothy Joseph Sowicz, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Research Team: Mitchell R. Knisely, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, PMGT-BC, Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC; Staja Q. Booker, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Jinbing Bai, Ph.D., MSN, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Anitha Saravanan, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Barbara St. Marie, PhD, AGPCNP, FAANP, FAAN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Speaker: Staja Q. Booker, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Research Team: Timothy Joseph Sowicz, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Mitchell R. Knisely, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, PMGT-BC, Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC;  Jinbing Bai, Ph.D., MSN, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Anitha Saravanan, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Barbara St. Marie, PhD, AGPCNP, FAANP, FAAN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Speaker: Barbara St. Marie, PhD, AGPCNP, FAANP, FAAN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Research Team: Timothy Joseph Sowicz, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Mitchell R. Knisely, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, PMGT-BC, Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC; Staja Q. Booker, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Jinbing Bai, Ph.D., MSN, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Anitha Saravanan, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL


1.0 Contact Hours*

3F Create Your Stress Away—The Art of Self-care

Stressed? Exhausted? Burned out? Come learn ways to unleash your creative power, increase your joy, and decrease your stress.
Helen N. Turner, DNP, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN, FAAN, Director, APRN Core and Distance Education, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing, Portland, OR
2:40 p.m.  - 3:25 p.m.
Break in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Viewing/Silent Auction/Product Theatre
3:30 p.m.  - 4:20 p.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*
General Session 

How to Start a Movement in Pain Management



Michael Sangster, PT, MBA, BScPT, DPT
​​4:30 p.m.  - 5:20 p.m.
Concurrent Session 4
1.0 Contact Hours*
POWER SESSION

4A.1 Disparities in Non-pharmacological Therapy Use among Adults Prescribed Opioids for Persistent Pain

This session will report results of a study characterizing and investigating use of evidence-based non-pharmacological therapies and association between their use and demographic and health variables. Health disparities on access to non-pharmacological pain options will be discussed.


4A.2 
COMFORT: A Pilot Study of Virtual Nonpharmacologic Consultations for Adults Prescribed Opioids for Chronic Pain

This session will report on the feasibility and effects of a study protocol piloting virtual nonpharmacologic consultations for adults prescribed opioids for chronic pain. Weekly sessions were offered using a cloud-based videoconferencing platform from yoga, massage, chiropractic, and physical therapists.    




Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN, PMGT-BC, Associate Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane, WA


Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN, PMGT-BC, Associate Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane, WA; Ross Bindler, PharmD, Research Associate, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane, WA; Shawn V. Brow, MAE, CRNA, C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist, South Perry Yoga, LLC, Spokane, WA; Gianna M. Bardelli, E-RYT, YACEP, WAE L1, Yoga Therapist, GIANNA Bardelli Yoga, LLC, Spokane Valley, WA; Emily Gray, RN, BSN, Graduate Student, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane, WA; Deborah Eti, PhD, ARNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, MSN-Ed, Clinical Assistant Professor, Spokane, WA
1.0 Contact Hours*4B Doing the Best We Can With the Tools We Have: Pain Pharmacology and Nurse Coaching

We only have so many tools in our pain pharmacology tool box. Often, developing a patient care regimen can be challenging and requires not only creativity but extensive patient education. This brings up the question, do we really remember how each drug works, what the pros and cons of each drug are, and what the appropriate expectations for therapy are? Once we are confident in this, how do we explain it to the patients in a way that will support their decision making and success? This presentation is a deep dive into the non-opioid medications available for pain management and practical tips for patient conversations. 
​Megan Filoramo, MSN, APRN-BC, PMGT-BC, AP-PMN, IHWNC-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Altair Health, Morristown, NY
1.0 Contact Hours*
4C ASPMN® & IntSNA's Updated Publication "Pain Management and Risks Associated with Substance Use: Practice Recommendations"

This is a presentation summarizing the updated position paper and published manuscript on Pain Management and Risks Associated with Substance Use Disorder that was co-authored by ASPMN® and IntNSA. An overview of the formation and workflow of the taskforce of authors will be reviewed as well as the principles undergirding the position, risk assessment and clinical recommendations using an integrated, holistic, multidimensional approach.

June E. Oliver, MSN, APRN/CNS, CCNS, AP-PMN, APRN Pain Service, Swedish Hospital, River Forest, IL; Helen N. Turner, DNP, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN, FAAN, Director, APRN Core and Distance Education, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing, Portland, OR; Timothy Joseph Sowicz, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Barbara St. Marie, PhD, AGPCNP, FAANP, FAAN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Deborah Matteliano, PhD, FNP-BC, Pain Management Specialist, Lakeshore Primary Care Associates, Depew, NY; Marian Wilson,  PhD, MPH, RN, PMGT-BC, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
1.0 Contact Hours*



4D Creative Solutions to Pain Management: An Experiential Approach
The complex nature of pain requires a creative solution to empower patients and the nurses who care  for them. Drama therapy is an active approach that supports patients in finding their own stories,  setting their own goals, and solving their own problems. Through a creative lens, patients engage in  activities that reduce fear avoidance and enhance mindful movement. Join a Certified Drama Therapist  and Pain Management Nurse Practitioner in a fun, creative and experiential program that will provide  you with a firsthand perspective of the power of nonpharmacologic interventions to enhance comfort  and aid in healing.

Marie O'Brien, DNP, ANP-C, PMGT-BC, CCRN, Mather Hospital Northwell Health, Coram, NY; Jen Faith Brown MA, RDT Lightkeeper Productions, New York, NY
1.0 Contact Hours*
POWER SESSION

4E.1 Stakeholder Perspectives on the Implementation of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

Pain is the primary symptom for individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD), with many adults suffering from chronic pain. Acupuncture, a complementary integrative health intervention, has been proven to reduce chronic pain in other conditions. The purpose of this presentation is to describe stakeholder perspectives on the barriers and facilitators to implementing an acupuncture intervention in 3-health care systems for the treatment of chronic pain in individuals with SCD. Data presented were obtained through semi-structured interviews of healthcare providers and patients.


4E.2 Nursing Implications for Implementing Acupuncture in the Emergency Department for Treatment of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain
Musculoskeletal pain, which accounts for 5-10% of Emergency Department (ED) visits, remains challenging to treat effectively. Our team conducted a pragmatic randomized clinical trial to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of ED acupuncture for treating acute musculoskeletal pain. This presentation discusses the nursing implications for successfully implementing acupuncture research in the ED.  


Mitchell Knisely, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, PMGT-BC, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC







Mitchell Knisely, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, PMGT-BC, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
1.0 Contact Hours*
4F Designing ASPMN® Chapters As Dynamic Centers For Professional Development 

This experiential workshop will be a highly interactive and collaborative meeting for members to reimagine ASPMN® chapter structure. It will be conducted using a modified Design Thinking format; a creative, hands-on, activity-based approach to problem solving while fostering meaningful connection between participants. The workshop will be structured around the core question of “How might we design ASPMN® chapters to be dynamic centers for professional development?” Ideas generated during the workshop will be captured on whiteboards and used to inform a composite report and follow-up online presentation to which session participants and CSW committee members will be invited.

Holly Watson, MS, MA, ANP-BC, Critical Encounters, PLLC, Bainbridge Island, WA
5:20 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Committee Meetings/Sign Up
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner on your own; time for Chapter Meetings; Networking
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.ASPMN® Party! - Hollywood Glam Jam
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​Saturday, September 17, 2022 ​- Wear your ASPMN T-Shirt Day!
Time Presentation/Event Presenter(s)
6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.Hike 

Leisurely Hike; acceptable for all abilities


​7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast & Committee Meetings
​7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Conference Registration
​7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*

General Session
Finding Your Place in the Beautiful Game: An Unexpected Journey in Global Health


Michael Sangster, PT, MBA, BScPT, DPT

​8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
1.0 Contact Hours*

General Session
Exploring the Road Ahead: Federal and State Policy

As ASPMN® members look to the future, this session highlights recent progress and proposals to improve pain management. ASPMN® Past President Marsha Stanton, PhD, RN, will moderate a discussion of pain care policy with speakers Wade Delk, ASPMN®’s Director of Governmental Affairs; and Michael C. Barnes, Esq. Chairman of the Center for U.S. Policy. The three speakers will objectively explore the pros and cons of policy decisions and proposals at the state and federal levels. 
Wade Delk, BA, Policy Expert, McLean, VA; Michael Barnes, Esq, Chairman of the Center for U. S. Policy, Center for U.S. Policy, Washington, DC;  Marsha Stanton, PhD, RN, Independent Consultant, Los Alamitos, CA
9:30 a.m.  - 10:20 a.m.
Concurrent Session 5
1.0 Contact Hours*

5A Future Trends in Pain Management Pharmacology

The future of pain management pharmacology is rapidly developing. Opioids are no longer the absolute base of all pain management regimes. The race is on to develop low cost, non-addictive pain relieving substances that are available to all. Some of these new advances may very well come from natural substances. Utilization of genetic testing and novel delivery methods should facilitate the relief plan of the future. Attempts are being made to minimize pain medication side effect profiles to assist in the development of specially tailored, individualized pain management regimes. This session will focus on future trends in pain management pharmacology. 

Linda Vanni, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, NP, AP-PMN, Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management, Professional Pain Education & Consulting, LLC., Troy, MI
1.0 Contact Hours*

5B Navigating Difficult Conversations with Patients and Families in Pediatric Chronic Pain

Following diagnosis with a chronic pain condition, there will be a time when the Pain Team needs to have a difficult conversation with the patient and family about expectations or responsibilities. If not approached appropriately, this can lead to worse outcomes and damage relationships. Patients and families report being overwhelmed with new information at their first appointment in a pain management clinic, so when and how should this be done to ensure patient and family success? In this session we will review best practices, discuss case studies, and engage participants in conversation about this challenge.

Stephanie Clark, BSN, RN-BC, Children's Health System of Texas / Anesthesiologists for Children, Dallas, TX ; Jenny Styers, APRN-BC, CPNP-AC/PC, AP-PMN, Children's Health System of Texas / Anesthesiologists for Children, Dallas, TX 

5C  -- Cancelled


1.0 Contact Hours*

5D (Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale) A Functional Pain Rating Scale To Decrease Opioid Use

​We, as nurses, can help stop the opioid crisis. By using this simple Functional Pain Rating Scale, we can reduce the opioids prescribed to our patients. This presentation will go into other nursing interventions to reduce the opioid burden as well. The DVPRS is the preferred pain rating scale at the VA in Asheville NC. We have some of the lowest opioid use in the country amongst our Veteran population as a result. Other interventions we use will be discussed, such as Complementary Integrative Therapies, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols, Mindfulness techniques and multimodal pain management. 

Vada Rene' Taylor, RN, PMGT-BC, HTP, Cert. Aromatherapist, Inpatient Pain Management Case Manager, Western NC VA Health System, Asheville, NC
​​1.0 Contact Hours*

POWER SESSION

5E.1 Grant Writing Skills for Improving Practice and Knowledge Development

Competing for and securing funding or evidence-based practice projects and research studies is one way pain management nurses can further the mission of ASPMN. This presentation builds on content presented at the 2021 national conference about grant writing, and focuses specifically on the process of persuasive writing. This writing style will be compared to others that nurses may be more familiar with using examples. Additionally, strategies for improving the quality and amount of writing will be presented, including writing teams, peer review, and regularly scheduled writing time.

5E.2 Patterns of Pain Nursing Research funded by National Institute of Health: A Review from 2011-2021

Nursing researchers have been trained to conduct pain research, thus providing evidence to help patients manage pain and related comorbidities. Understanding patterns of pain research sponsored by NIH helps prepare nurses for funding applications. This study analyzed patterns of pain research in the US nursing programs supported by NIH from 2011-2021.


Timothy Sowicz, PhD, RN, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Jinbing Bai, Ph.D., MSN, RN, FAAN, Emory University, Atlanta GA; Staja Booker, Ph.D., RN, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Anitha Saravanan, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Jinbing Bai, Ph.D., MSN, RN, FAAN, Emory University, Atlanta GA
1.0 Contact Hours*

5F Part 1: Strengthening ASPMN® Chapters With Shared Resources 

This highly interactive session will help participants to consider more collective approaches to chapter resource management. It will be conducted using a modified Design Thinking format; a creative, hands-on, activity-based approach to problem solving while fostering meaningful connection between participants. The workshop will be structured around the core question of “How might ASPMN® chapters better collaborate to share resources in support of highly valued chapter activities?” Ideas generated during the workshop will be captured on whiteboards and used to inform a composite report and follow-up online presentation to which session participants and CSW committee members will be invited.

Holly Watson, MS, MA, ANP-BC, Critical Encounters, PLLC, Bainbridge Island, WA
10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break (Silent Auction Winners Prize Pick-up)
10:45 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Concurrent Session 6
1.0 Contact Hours*
6A Effective Therapeutic Massage for Persistent Pain Syndromes: Combining Holistic Techniques during Massage for Sustained Benefit
Massage can be employed during patient encounters to reduce pain and promote relaxation and healing. Persistant pain states respond well to the methods, reducing anxiety, pain, and opiate consumption. Using a massage table and volunteer, various massage techniqes including reiki, myofascial release, trigger point release, and healing touch, along with analgesic creams will be demonstrated, Diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness meditation will also be demonstrated. Evidence supporting this approach, and how to further learn to apply the techniques will be provided.
Deborah Matteliano, PhD, FNP-BC, Deborah Matteliano Pain Rehabilitation, PLLC, Buffalo, NY
1.0 Contact Hours*
6B Respiratory Depression in Trauma Patients on the General Care Floor Receiving Patient-Controlled Analgesia or Nurse Administered Intravenous Opioids: A Prospective, Blinded Observational Study
Results of a prospective, observational pilot study describing the incidence of respiratory depression among trauma patients admitted to the general care floor from the emergency department who received patient-controlled analgesia or nurse administered intravenous will be presented. Patient risk patients using STOP-BANG and PRODGY risk scores will be evaluated. Sedation level using the POSS will be described.
Susan J. Dempsey, PhD, PGMT-BC, RN, CNS, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA; Sarah Prioleau, BA, MS3, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Southgate, KY
1.0 Contact Hours*
6C Pharmacology Roundtables
Network with colleagues to learn and discuss pharmacologic interventions for pain management in a round table format. A variety of medication classes and formulations will be reviewed as well as a diversity of practice settings. Roundtable topics and facilitators will be posted in the conference app allowing you to choose the round table that aligns best with your area of practice.
TBD
1.0 Contact Hours*  6D “Be careful!!!" You are walking on the tight rope of pain management!!!

Using ‘Biopsychosocial model’ for pain management uses multi-model approach to treat and manage pain. It addresses biological, psychological and social factors that affect pain. When medication management is well-combined with integrative medicine, physical treatment, lifestyle and mental health management, and complementary therapies, pain can be managed more effectively. As such, this model allows us tailor care plan for individualized patient care needs.

Khairunnisa Khan APRN FNP-C, PMGT-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Arkansas Spine and Pain, Little Rock, AR 
1.0 Contact Hours*
POWER SESSION
6E.1 
Managing Chronic Pain in Cancer Survivors with Hypnosis and Relaxation Interventions

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the efficacy of a 4-week hypnosis audio-recording intervention in reducing pain intensity in cancer survivors with chronic pain relative to a relaxation audio-recording intervention. Data presented were obtained through a randomized controlled trial with 109 cancer survivor participants.

6E.2 Managing Pain During Patient Transport

Each year many thousands of patients require air or ground transport for medical care. Patients who require transport generally experience some type of pain whether from an injury or illness. Appropriate management of pain is required to prevent further complications. Assessing and managing a patient's pain offers many challenges such altered mental status, language barriers. refusal to respond, inability to obtain a medical history and the interference of the environment of the transport vehicle. This presentation will present the challenges of pain management before and during transport.

Linda Eaton, PhD, RN, AOCN, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA




Renee Holleran, FNP-BC, PMGT-BC, PhD, FAEN, APRN Anesthesia Chronic Pain, George E. Whalen VHA Salt Lake City, Utah
1.0 Contact Hours*
6F Part 2: Strengthening ASPMN® Chapters with Shared Resources

Continuing the discussion from the earlier session.

Holly Watson, MS, MA, ANP-BC, Critical Encounters, PLLC, Bainbridge Island, WA
​11:35 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.​
Lunch on Your Own
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.​
Incoming Presidential Address
Teri Reyburn-Orne, MSN, PMGT-BC, PPCNP-BC/CPNP-AC, AP-PMN, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Aurora, CO
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.​
1.0 Contact Hours*

General Session
Non-Opioid Analgesic Infusions Outside of the ICU Setting: Exploring the Road Ahead
Non-opioid analgesics such as ketamine, lidocaine, dexmedetomidine have been used to treat pain for decades however, many hospitals continue to require patients who receive these medications at non-anesthetic dosing to be in the intensive care setting. This presentation will discuss the pharmacology, analgesic dosing, side effect and potential adverse effects to monitor for in patients who receive these medications. A review of the current literature and QI data of these medications outside of the ICU setting at Nationwide Children's Hospital will be presented. Case studies for various patient outside of the ICU setting on these medications will be included.
Sharon Wrona DNP, PMGT-RN, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN, FAAN; Giorgio Veneziano, MD, FASA, FAAP
2:15 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.​
1.0 Contact Hours*

General Session
Taking it Home: Flipping Pain Education for Clinical Translation
​​​Flipping the classroom uses face-to-face time for inquiry, assessment, and application. Instead of lecturing, facilitators guide participants through activities to help them demonstrate content mastery and application. Ideas are shared, key messages are reinforced and understanding is assessed, discussed, demonstrated , and tested. We will introduce pain management nurses to flipped learning strategies. Nurses will participate in active learning to accelerate translation of pain management knowledge to clinical practice. The purpose of the flipped learning experience is to provide pain management nurses with new education techniques they can see, do, and then teach.

Renee Manworren, PhD, APRN, PMGT-BC PCNS-BC, AP-PMN, FAAN; Molly Geaman, APRN, MS, CPNP; Mia Kalish, DNP, APRN, CPNP; Cynthia LaFond, PhD, RN, CCRN-K; Mary Lyons, APRN, AGCNS-BC, AP-PMN; Kim Wittmayer, MS, APN, PCNS, AP-PMN
3:05 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.​ Closing Remarks
Teri Reyburn-Orne, MSN, PMGT-BC, PPCNP-BC/CPNP-AC, AP-PMN
University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia
Aurora, CO
ASPMN® Incoming President

*Subject to change based upon approval 
Total number of contact hours applied for is 27.9 (18.6 for the regular conference plus 9.3 for the pre-conference workshop or 4.8 for each half-day pre-conference workshop )​


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