2044-16: Mini-Concurrent Sessions: Pain Management

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Recorded On: 10/20/2016

2044-16: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment for Pain; Mindfulness Meditation as an Adjunctive Treatment for Chronic Pain 

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment for Pain
This presentation explores two adjunctive treatments for pain.  The first is the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as an adjunctive treatment for pain. The second is an evidence-based practice project using mindfulness meditation as an adjunctive treatment for chronic pain. Implications for education and practice will be discussed.  Presenters: Schuyler Ellis, BSN, RN; Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC 

Mindfulness Meditation as an Adjunctive Treatment for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain often co-occurs with depression, anxiety, somatization disorders and suicidality. Primary pain strategies have limited efficacy and often devastating side-effects, including opiate dependence. This presentation will describe an evidence-based practice project about mindfulness meditation as an adjunctive treatment for chronic pain. Implications for education and practice will be discussed.  Presenters: Erica Cuscina, BSN, RN; Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC 

Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 

Session Length: 44 minutes 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the relationship of pain to mental illness.
2. Discuss the need for alternative pain management treatments in psychiatric nursing.
3. Discuss how thoughts and emotions influence the pain experience.
4. Describe the effectiveness of mindfulness as an adjunctive therapy for treating chronic pain. 

Keywords: Adjunctive Treatment, Pain, ACT, Pain and Mental Illness, Emotions and Pain, Mindfulness 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, October 20
3:00pm - 3:45pm 

Release Date: May 30, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

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