Pain Management in the Cancer Patient

In this presentation, Dr. Charu Agrawal and Dr. Paige Farinholt discuss common causes of pain in patients undergoing cancer treatment and current recommendations for pain management in this patient population. They discuss the different techniques and challenges in treating pain and in screening for opioid misuse.

This Department of Medicine Grand Rounds session took place on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 12:15 P.M. This session has been approved for Pain Management Credit.

CME Information

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Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Utilize screening tools for non-medical opioid use.
  • Distinguish pain management approaches in opioid-naive and opioid-tolerant patients.
  • Identify special considerations for opioid selection.
  • Review adjunct analgesics and nonpharmacologic therapies.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in pain management and the prescription of opioids.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

October 1, 2021 through October 31, 2023. Original release date: October 1, 2021.

Disclosure Policy

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Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenters

  1. Charu Agrawal, M.D.

    Charu Agrawal, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Paige Farinholt, M.D.

    Paige Farinholt, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Moderna TX, Inc. (Chair, Adjudication Committee)

Planning Committee Members

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Moderna TX, Inc. (Chair, Adjudication Committee)
  2. Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Ruchit Rana, M.D.

    Ruchit Rana, M.D.

    Internal Medicine Resident
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine and Ben Taub Hospital

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  5. Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  6. Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

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Presenters:

  1. Charu Agrawal, M.D.

    Charu Agrawal, M.D.

    Assistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Paige Farinholt, M.D.

    Paige Farinholt, M.D.

    Assistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine