PCSS-O Upcoming Webinar:

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The Challenge of Climbing Mt. Everest: Malignant Pain Management in the Opioid Tolerant (ASPMN)
September 16, 2013 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.

Webinar Information:

A webinar offered by American Society of Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN).


1. Describe the incidence of cancer and cancer pain and the perceptions of patients/ families and caregivers. 
2. Identify potential barriers to effective pain control for persons with cancer.
3. Describe how effective pain control enhances treatment outcomes for person with cancer.
4. Explain the process of aggressive opioid titration for the person with severe cancer pain. 
5. Discuss the use of adjuvant therapies in management of cancer pain.

Date: September 16, 2013

Speaker: Holly Swensen, APRN NP-c Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Cancer Care Certified Pain Management Nurse
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.