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Let’s Drink Coffee and Learn Things!

May 31, 2018
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm

The Impact of Alternative Pain Therapies on the Opioid Crisis

Thursday, May 31, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St., Omaha, NE

Purpose: This presentation will address the development of opioid use in American society, factors that have led to present-day crisis, and the emergence of alternative pain therapies (such as physical therapy) as effective options.

  1. Participants will understand a basic history of opioid use and its connection to a present day crisis.
  2. Participants will comprehend the distinction between proper use of opioids and alternative therapies as a viable means of opioid discontinuation.
  3. Participants will understand a holistic approach to pain, including positive aspects of pain and therapeutic thresholds.

Laura Grothe, Pharmacist (Visiting Nurse Association)
Dan Miller, Physical Therapist/Clinic Director (Healing Motion Physical Therapy, Visiting Nurse Association)
Amanda Matthew, Hospice Clinical Director (Visiting Nurse Association)

Registration is required to attend. 1.5 contact hours are available for $5 to nurses and social workers or free to attend if not pursuing contact hours.

Continuing Education Contact Hours awarded by Iowa Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6. Professional license number is required for contact hours.

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