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Prerequisites: PHRX 3040; open only to students in the School of Pharmacy.
Grading Basis: Graded
Emphasis is placed on evaluation of the pain patient, the pharmacology of analgesics, adjuvant agents and interventional techniques for the treatment of pain such as patient controlled analgesia, nerve blocks, intrathecal pumps, and alternative therapies (relaxation, Reike therapy, hypnosis, acupuncture). The role of the pharmacist in acute and chronic pain management, palliative care and special populations (pediatrics, geriatrics) will be addressed. Regulatory issues and "hot topics" such as addiction issues in pain management, health disparities in pain care, and pain contracts will also be discussed.
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