ExpiredThe Opioid Crisis: Family and Caregiver Risk Assessment Factors & How to Respond

  • June 27, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The disease of addiction can impact those who are caring for their loved ones in pain.   No one wants to think their parents, family members, caregivers, or friends would take medications from those who are suffering in pain especially at the end of life. Unfortunately, in the world we live in today, this is happening.   This session will share stories of struggles while providing pain management, palliative and end of life care.

The presentation will share a pediatric institution’s quality improvement project on Opioid Risk Screen for Abuse in a pediatric chronic pain clinic and a homebased palliative care and hospice setting.  The experts will discuss:

  • Opioid misuse issue statistics.
  • Risk factors for opioid misuse in caregivers and how this can impact pain management patients in pain and at the end of life.
  • Implementation of a quality improvement project conducted in a pediatric chronic pain clinic and homebased palliative care and hospice setting.

Presenters: Sharon Wrona, DNP, RN-BC, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN.  Dr. Wrona is the Administrative Director for the Comprehensive Pain and Palliative Care Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  She has been a pediatric nurse for 30 years and has spent the last 16 years working in pediatric pain management as a nurse practitioner.  Sharon completed her DNP at The Ohio State University as well as her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  With Dr. Wrona’s background in working with children and adolescents she has developed a passion on safe pain management from both a prescribers and nurses prospective.

Lisa Humphrey, MD, Hospice Medical Director and Director of Palliative Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Humphrey received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, New York, New York, and her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her pediatric residency and a fellowship in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Registration Fee:

Member rate is $169.00 – Non-members $269.00

Continuing Education: 

The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest regarding this webinar. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please e-mail a typed list, and attach an evaluation form and a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.

Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.



Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.

Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The webinar will take place from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

Registration: The registration deadline is June 22, 2018. Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

Paper Registration form: OPIOID CRISIS 2018

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