Chronic Pain Management

This program is temporarily on hiatus. For more information contact us.

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Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Be able to describe the screening tools useful for management of chronic pain in primary care setting, including those measuring pain intensity, function, and addiction risk
  • Identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients
  • Self-regulate attitudes and beliefs about patient presentations to provide safe and effective chronic pain management
  • Demonstrate ways to manage requests for opioid therapy from patients for whom this type of therapy is appropriate, and those for whom it is not appropriate

Pain Management ECHO Specialist Panel

  • Jason Womack, MD - Sports Rehabilitation, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Mary Bridgeman, PharmD – Pharmacy, Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • Vamsee Chaguturu, MD - Addiction Psychiatry, Rutgers University of Behavioral Health Care
  • Kate Hottinger, PhD - Pain Psychologist, Children’s Specialized Hospital
  • Scott Mellender, MD – Anesthesiologist, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Oleksiy Lelyanov, DO - Pain Interventionalist, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Sue Paparella-Pitzel, DPT - Physical Therapy, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Joyce Schneiderman, MD - Primary Care, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Ann Hirschman, ANP - Field Utility Nurse