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A Framework for Successful Intrathecal Pain Management: New Insights from the 2017 Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC) Guidelines

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Once perceived to be a management approach reserved for salvage therapy—the final straw—after failure of oral high dose opioids, intrathecal drug delivery (IDD) has been established as a cost-effective and efficacious pain management strategy for patients with refractory chronic pain. As the use of IDD expands, there is a need to reduce variability among health care providers in medications that are used, patient selection, trialing, and dosing in order to improve safety and patient outcomes.

In 2000, the Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC) was formed to provide guidance and recommendations to physicians utilizing IDD to promote safe and effective therapy for patients with refractory chronic pain. As new devices were introduced, new evidence emerged, and experience with intrathecal (IT) therapy expanded—identifying both deficiencies and opportunities—the PACC guidelines were updated. On January 2, 2017, the updated PACC: Recommendations on Intrathecal Drug Infusion Systems Best Practices and Guidelines were released.

Tune into the replay of this 60-minute CME Outfitters symposium as expert faculty, Drs. Gladstone McDowell, II, and Jason Pope translate the new PACC guidelines for use in clinical practice.


Apr 18, 2018


EMS / EMT / Paramedic CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physical Therapy CE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Psychology CE, Surgical Technology CE

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Gladstone C. McDowell, II, MD
Jason E. Pope, MD, DABPM, FIPP

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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CME Outfitters, LLC intrathecal pain, pain management, chronic pain, pain therapy, IT therapy, pain, neurology, pain medicine, PACC, IDD, intrathecal drug delivery, trialing Free CE CME Live CE CME

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