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Aug 6 2013

CCNC’s Project Lazarus initiative provides additional CME opportunities in the area of chronic pain

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Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) is expanding the Project Lazarus approach to the management of chronic pain statewide through multiple initiatives, including community-based trainings for clinicians. The program’s goals include decreasing mortality due to unintentional poisonings; to decrease inappropriate utilization of ED for pain management; and to decrease inappropriate ED utilization of imaging with diagnosis of chronic pain. Additional goals include increasing use of CCNC’s Provider Portal and the North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System.

CCNC will conduct trainings on the medical assessment and treatment of chronic pain in 40 sites across the state, including the following.
Wilmington, NC - August 29th
Hickory, NC - September 10th
Boone, NC - October 30th
Raleigh, NC - October 8th
Reidsville, NC - November 19th

All trainings will be held from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
5:30-6:00: Registration and Dinner
6:00-6:10: Introduction to Seminar Objectives
6:10-6:30: Nature of Pain/Role of Opioids
6:30-7:00: Risk Stratification and Initiating Treatment
7:00-7:30: Case discussion 1: Getting started (involving local pain management experts)
7:30-7:45: Break
7:45-8:15: Monitoring, Intervening and When to Stop
8:15-8:45: Case discussion 2: Monitoring and adapting the treatment plan
8:45-9:00: Wrap up/Next steps

*All dates are subject to change. Visit for more information and to register for trainings.

Additional resources
CCNC has also developed chronic pain toolkits to guide treating providers in Emergency Room, primary care providers and care managers. The kits provide decision support and other tools for providers identifying and addressing each patient’s specific care needs. Toolkits can be accessed online.

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