General Session: Controversies and Conundrums in the Use of Opioids in AYAs with Cancer (102)

7:30 – 8:30 am Friday, September 6
This interactive session will equip pediatric oncology nurses with the skills that are essential in managing cancer pain while preventing abuse and diversion in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer. The first half of the session will include advanced didactic content on the pharmacologic management of pain. Opioids, coanalgesics, equianalgesic conversion, and opioid rotation will be reviewed. The second half will be devoted to complex cases with information about successful models to use when managing patients with or at risk for opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion. Improvs will be used to illustrate difficult conversations with patients who demonstrate aberrant behaviors.
Jeannine Brant, PhD APRN AOCN FAAN
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