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​2011 Conference Handouts



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handouts to be posted.

Note:  If the session is not linked, the speaker has not yet provided us with a presentation. We will be updating this page as we receive them. ​

Schedule-At-A-Glance - please note that this schedule will be provided for onsite attendees in your registration packet.

Link to IntNSA Conference Handouts

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Workshop Day! - please note that each workshop will have handouts distributed on site for registrants.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Keynote Address: Treating Chronic Pain with Prescription Opioids in the Substance Abuser: Relapse Prevention & Management - Peggy Compton, RN, PhD, FAAN

General Session - ASPMN Task Force for Pain Assessment in the Non-Verbal Person: Position Statement Update & Discussion - Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sandra I. Merkel, MS, RN-BC; Renee Manworren, MS, RN-BC, CNS

General Session - Demystifying The Joint Commission RequirementsPaul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN

Jean Guyvean Lecture: The Role of Patient Family Advisors in Transforming Care - Barbara Reed, MN, RN-BC, GNP -- Supported by an educational grant from Purdue Pharma L.P.

Dinner Symposium* (CE) - War on Pain: Improving Pain Care for Combat-Injured Military Personnel & Veterans from OEF & OIF Conflicts  - Rosemary C. Polomano, RN, PhD, FAAN, Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD, and Kevin T. Galloway, COL, AN 

Supported by an educational grant from Pricara®, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Breakfast Symposium* (Non-CE) - Opioid Analgesic Treatment Options for Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain - B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA  Supported by Purdue Pharma L.P.

Concurrent Session 1

A. To Test Or Not to Test for Cannabis for Pain Contracts - Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MS, CARN

B. Co-Existing Chronic Pain & PTSD: Shared Vulnerability & Mutual Maintenance - Alicia N. Haag, RN, FNP-C

C. Safety Monitoring of Prescription Opioids Leading to Better Clinical Outcomes - Susan Pendergrass, MSN, Med, FNP-BC and Donna Sipos Cox, MSN, RN-BC, CCRC

D. Mindfulness Meditation: A Practice for Yourself, A Teaching for Your Patients - Jacqueline D. Levin, MS, RN, HNC-A, CHTP

E. Monitoring Over-Sedation in Adult & Pediatric Patients Receiving Opioids for Pain Management - Grace Matthews, RN-BC, MSN, Debra Bruene, RN-BC, MA, Michelle Farrington, BSN, RN, Renee Gould, RN-BC, MS, and Anne Smith, RN, MSN

F. Patient Attributes Influencing Pain & Pain Management in Post-Operative Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients - Deborah L. Gentile, PhD, RN-BC

Concurrent Session 2

A. Epidural Steroid Injections: A Review of the Recent Literature - Janette Elliott, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN, CNS

B. Reducing Opioid-Induced Over-Sedation Using the Pasero Opioid-Induced Sedation Scale - Susan J. Dempsey, RN-BC, MN, CNS

C. Jeopardy: The Pain Game - Marsha Farrell, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN

D. Biofeedback: An Innovative & Interactive Treatment Modality - Gretchen Noble, PsyD

E. Making Needlesticks & Procedures Less Painful for Children - Sandra I. Merkel, MS, RN-BC

F. Evaluation of Nurse Alarm Notification Systems (NANS) for Post-Operative Patients Receiving Opioids Via Patient-Controlled Analgesia - Mary Lynn Parker, MS, RN

Lunch Symposium* - (Non-CE) -- Management of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN): Understanding Localized Treatment & Its Role in Clinical PracticeWendy Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, FAANP and Mary Milano Carter, MSN, RN-BC, APRN-BC  Supported by NeurogesX

Concurrent Session 3

A. Epidural Pain Management - Irene Zamora, MSN, RN-BC, CNS

B. Nurses Role in Buprenorphine Treatment Utilizing TAP 30 - Colleen T. LaBelle, RN, CARN

C. Reform & Innovation: The Conceptual Approach to Teaching Pain Management - Cathy L. Carlson, PhD, RN, CGRN

D. Spoken Medicine: Therapeutic Suggestion & Imagery for Pain Relief & Relaxation - Jacqueline D. Levin, MS, RN, HNC-A, CHTP

E. The Challenges of Treating Children & Adolescents with Sickle Cell Pain - Sharon Wrona, MS, RN-BC, CNP and Lauren Renner, MS, RN, PNP

F. Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Substance Abusers in Pain - Betty D. Morgan, PhD, MSN, RN, CS


Concurrent Session 4

A. Managing Persistent Abdominal Pain: Three Case Studies - Brenda M. Eden, MS, ACNS-BC, APN

B. Pain Recognition for the Critically Ill Patient Who Is Unable to Provide Self-Report - Susan J. Dempsey, RN-BC, MN, CNS

C. Improving Pain Assessment & Management in Nursing Homes: A National Collaborative - Keela A. Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN

D. Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation: A Review of the Evidence - Janette Elliott, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN, CNS

E. Family Involvement: A Key Ingredient for Successful Rehabilitation in Adolescents with Chronic Pain - Daniel L. Hansen, RN

F. Self-Care Practices Reported to Alleviate Phantom Limb Pain - Cecile B. Evans, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Dinner Symposium* (CE) - Understanding Breakthrough Cancer Pain: From Pathophysiology to Emerging Treatment Options - Fabienne Gaillard Ulysse, RN, DNP, ANP-C, AOCNP, Rosemary Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN, Frances Cartwright, RN, PhD, AOCN, Carolyn Grande, CRNP, AOCNP

Supported by an educational grant from Archimedes Pharma

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Breakfast Symposium* - (Non-CE)

Perioperative Pain Management: The Role of IV Acetaminophen - Chris Pasero, MS, RN-BC, FAAN

Provided by Cadence Pharmaceuticals

Concurrent Session 5

A. An Interventional, Multidisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain Management: A Holistic Overview - Marysusan Umbriac, RN, CEP

B. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Case Study - Mechele Fillman, RN, MSN

C. Pain in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients - Marsha Farrell, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN

D. Acute Pain Management Using Infusion Devices in Difficult Populations - Diane Santangelo, ANP-C

E. Seeking Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission - Lynn M. Clark, MS, RN-BC, CPNP

F. Multi-Year Pain Prevalence Studies: Key to Changing a Hospital’s Pain Management Culture & Practices? - Jason Sawyer, RN, MN, ACNP

Concurrent Session 6

A. The Role NMDA Receptor Antagonist Drugs in the Acute Care Setting - Christine H. Peltier, BSN, RN-BC and Debra Drew, MS, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

B. Comfort Champions Make a Difference in Pain Management - Sandra I. Merkel, MS, RN-BC and Mary Lynn Parker, MS, RN

C. Ban the 1-10 Scale: An Innovative Approach to Labor Pain - Leissa Ann Roberts, DNP, CNM

D. The Pain of Addiction…Opioid-Induced Tolerance & Hyperalgesia - Daniel J. Headrick, MD

E. Safely Monitoring Post-Operative Patients on a Medical/Surgical Unit Utilizing Continuous Cardiorespiratory Remote Monitoring - Ann Holmes, RN, MS and Lisa Biehl, MSN, RN-BC, CBN

F. Picture My Pain: Living with Chronic Pain & Poverty - Jamie Crawley, PhD, RN

General SessionEvidence-Based Chronic Pain Guidelines: Impact Upon Patient Safety, Clinical Outcome & Reimbursement - Dana Simon, MD

General Session - Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Taskforce White Paper Report - Kathleen Broglio, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, Nancy Eksterowicz, MSN, RN-BCDana Murphy-Parker, MS, PMHNP-BC and Laurie Ware, PhD, RN, CNL

Closing Keynote - We Didn't Start the Fire, But We Are Carrying the Torch! - Barbara St. Marie, PhDc, MA, RN-BC, CS, ANP, GNP

Note:  If the session is not linked, the speaker has not yet provided us with a presentation. We will be updating this page as we receive them.