March 22, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Therapeutic Pain Management Protocol – Webinar
Part 2 of the SBIRT Webinar Series
Facilitated By: John Hunt, M.D.
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (EST)
CEUs Available: 1
Dr. Hunt will discuss the protocols for pain management and Suboxone use as a therapeutic intervention in a pain management clinical setting. Treatment methods emphasize the reduction of patient dependency on medications such as narcotics and tranquilizers. Throughout the treatment process, providers need to observe patients substance use and behaviors to ensure they recover, while also reducing their dependency on pain medications. We’ll discuss how to manage a patient’s pain, watch for signs of addiction, and refer patients to addiction treatment as needed.
During the course of this workshop participants will understand:
- Motivational techniques to use with pain management patients
- Signs to watch for that may indicate addiction
- How to maximize the provider–patient relationship to encourage substance use treatment
John Hunt, M.D.
Dr. Hunt is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his anesthesiology residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. As a pain management and addiction medicine practitioner, his treatment methods emphasize the reduction of patient dependency on medications such as narcotics and tranquilizers. His multifaceted treatment modalities, such as acupuncture and other alternative methods, are aimed at restoring and preserving the daily activities of his patients without the use of addictive substances. These therapies were an integral part of his private practice, NexStep Integrated Pain Medicine. Dr. Hunt owned NexStep until it became a division of Coastal Spine and Pain Center in March of 2013.
For more information or questions, contact Donna Mahacek at 904-513-5823.