The overall need/educational goal is to evaluate and incorporate new knowledge into clinical practice among palliative care and pain management pharmacists. The learning objectives support this goal.
Ketamine has limited long term data in the setting of intervention pectoral blocks. There is new literature showing benefit to the patients pain scores.
Explaining the role of ketamine for pain management along with the potential use in the interventional pain setting will aid pharmacists in improving patient outcomes and educating the healthcare team regarding novel uses of ketamine.
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Requirements for CE Credit
To receive CE credit, you must view the entire presentation, complete the test questions with a minimum passing grade of 70%, and complete an evaluation of the activity.
To view the journal discussion, register for the course. Once registered, you will have access to the recorded video as well as the journal article.
CPE Credits will be submitted and posted to your NABP CPE profile within 2 weeks once you have successfully met these requirements.
This activity has a $10 fee. Members of the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists should use their coupon code when registering to receive a discount. If you would like to join the Society, please visit their web site at: http://www.palliativepharmacist.org
To access the recorded course material, and view the discussion, go to:
The article for the review is also included in the Course materials.
- Explain the use of ketamine in pain management
- Identify the potential role of ketamine in modified pectoral blocks
- Compare interventional block methods to novel ketamine therapy
Brittany Johnson, Pharm.D.
Brief Bio : Brittany Johnson, Pharm.D. PGY2- Pain and Palliative Care Resident Brittany Johnson is from Virginia Beach, Virginia and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Florida in 2010 and graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2015. Her professional interests include the management of acute on chronic pain, naloxone, and substance abuse disorders. Her resident research this year evaluates the intervention of a clinical pharmacist in the surgical home model and average pain scores reported by patients.
Disclosure : Brittany Johnson has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Release Date: Nov 17, 2016
Credit Expiration Date: Nov 17, 2019