View the live webinar recording of Understanding Medical Marijuana and its Potential Benefits and Harms in Older Adults Living with Pain, presented by University of Florida researchers, Robert Cook, MD, MPH and Yan Wang, PhD. on Feb. 23, 2021. Dr. Cook and Dr. Wang presented on medical marijuana and its effects on chronic pain and related health outcomes. This webinar focuses on fostering understanding about various medical marijuana products in the state of Florida and its application for pain management within the older adult patient population. Dr. Wang provides an overview of recent medical marijuana research along with findings from a pilot study focused on older adults with chronic pain newly initiating medical marijuana use.
Adam Chaifetz, DC, DIBCN, MSCS, presents "Understanding Chiropractic Management of Pain" for health care provider audiences. Chaifetz is a Chiropractic Neurologist and the Program Clinical Coordinator for the Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center at UF Health Jacksonville. He provides an overview of cervical spine and back pain conditions commonly treated by chiropractic care, along with common techniques employed by chiropractors to help manage painful conditions.
View the live webinar recording of Approaching Pain Using Psychologically Informed Practice, presented by Jason Beneciuk, DPT, PhD on Dec. 1, 2020. Beneciuk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida and Clinical Research Scientist at Brooks Rehabilitation. His webinar presentation focuses on psychologically informed practice, a secondary prevention approach that first aims to identify individuals at high risk for transitioning to chronicity and then provides tailored treatment to reduce that risk.
The Role of Physical Rehabilitation in Chronic Pain Management is presented by Hannah Scholten, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, clinical supervisor, UF Health Rehabilitation – Wildlight. Hannah discusses the neurophysiology of pain, interdisciplinary treatment options and the role of physical therapy in pain management. She provides a detailed overview of the physical therapy concepts and process for screening and treating patients and when to refer patients for physical rehabilitation. UF Health Rehabilitation – Wildlight: https://wildlight.ufhealthjax.org/rehabilitation
Health care providers can learn about Yoga & Breathing to Assist Patients with Pain Management in this presentation by Kathryn Thomas, veteran and executive director of Yoga 4 Change. You will learn about the benefits of yoga and breath work to assist patients in decreasing their stress, anxiety and pain. Kathryn provides several breathing exercises you can repeat with your patients to model the technique. You will also learn how the tools can be applied to your own life as a provider to decrease burnout and compassion fatigue.
Robin Moorman Li, PharmD, BCACP, CPE, NBC-HWC, a clinical associate professor and assistant director for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy – Jacksonville presents on opioid prescribing safety as it relates to opioid overdose reversal through the use of naloxone. She reviews the risk factors and symptoms of opioid overdose, naloxone basics, naloxone administration using intranasal spray, intramuscular injection and the auto-injector options, as well as a brief overview on the laws surrounding its use.
Monika Patel, MD, an assistant professor and pain medicine physician at UF Health Jacksonville, presents Medical Management of Chronic Pain. This presentation defines chronic pain, provides an overview of patient evaluation, highlights simple prevention measures and potential referral options. It also details medication management for pain patients and potential pain agitators and mental health considerations.
Robin Moorman Li, PharmD, BCACP, CPE, NBC-HWC, a clinical associate professor and assistant director for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy – Jacksonville presents evidence-based guidelines, tools and case studies to help manage patients you are engaging in opioid tapering. She discusses the important considerations to take to help determine the appropriate tapering speed to avoid and manage adverse events.