Nightfloat Pain Talk

"Hi my name is Rajiv Bhagat and I am a second-year internal medicine resident at NYU. This learning activity was developed with pharmacist Tania Ahuja and pain expert Dr. James Lebret to teach residents how to appropriately and safely order pain medicines for coverage patients at night."
Dr. James Lebret, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center
Tania Ahuja, Pharm.D., NYU Langone Medical Center

Learning objectives for this Activity:

-Describe the challenges we face managing pain in a coverage patient

-Demonstrate an approach to managing pain in a coverage patient

-Compare and contrast commonly used pain medications at night as organized by the WHO pain scale- specifically learn their relative strengths, pharmacokinetics, use in renal/hepatic failure/in the elderly, and absolute contraindications

-Illustrate what you have learned about pain management from this talk by solving a difficult practice case

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