The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected how Americans receive their medical care. From delays in elective procedures to increased use of telemedicine. These changes to the healthcare system have significantly changed how patients, as well as their providers and caregivers, treat pain both responsibly and consistently.
As public health officials urge individuals across the nation to continue to engage in social distancing measures as part of the COVID-19 response, patients and caregivers must continue to follow their pain management plans, even when unable to see their health care provider in person.
The Protecting Access to Pain Relief (PAPR) Coalition invites you to a webinar that will examine:
• The challenges associated with pain management during the COVID-19 pandemic;
• What practical tools are available for vulnerable populations with chronic illnesses—including those with lower mobility and the elderly—to adequately and safely treat their pain; and
• Additional educational steps to ensure that all populations, including older Americans, are safely utilizing appropriate pain management while taking social distancing precautions.
• Shari Ling, MD, Chief Medical Officer (Acting), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
• Patricia D’Antonio, VP, Professional Affairs, The Gerontological Society of America
• Lindsay Clarke, VP, Health Education and Advocacy, Alliance for Aging Research
• Provider Speaker (To Be Determined)