Nurse Practitioner Group of Spokane

NPGS spring workshop: Transforming practice in substance use and misuse

Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane
410 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:00am PT - 4:45pm PT
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410 East Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA 99202



The workshop will focus on pain management strategies and include topics such as the opioid dilemma and having difficult conversations.


Collaboration with WSU College of Nursing - This is a CE event, 7 total hours. Meet requirements for the 4 hour of Opioid training for NP's.

CE Credits

This event offers 7.0 CE credits to attendees (4.0 Pharma credits) .
CE accredited by AANP (pending final approval).

Additional Information

Total CE credit 7 credits pending AANP approval (4 Pharm credits)

Topics to Include:

- The Opioid Dilemma 

- Having Difficult Conversations

- Practical Approaches for Acute, Subacute and Chronic Pain

- Medication Assisted Treatment

- Non-Opioid Pharmacologic Treatment Options

- Non-Pharmcologic Pain Care Options

- The A, B, C's of Cannabinoids

Multidisciplinary speakers from the Spokane Regional Health Department, NW Spine& Pain, Providence Holy Family, Providence St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.


WSU Parking Map (6.2 MB)

The workshop will be hosted in "building 1" on the map which is the Student Activities Center (SAC) Building. Parking is provided for free for attendees, you will receive an email with the code and may enter it into a parking meter in the parking lots or you may download and utilize the Whoosh app (flyer attached).  If you do not receive an email code, we will provide it to you upon registration. Thanks!

NPGS Spring Workshop Agenda with CE credit (17 KB)

Attached is the agenda for our Spring Workshop

Visualization_Guided_Imagery_2013 (150 KB)

Retrieved February 2018 from VA Center for Integrated HealthCare

Cannabis_for_pain_slides (6.5 MB)

Dr. Moise's presentation The ABCs of Cannabis: Aspects, Benefits, Clinical Applications

Chronic Pain ARNP (14 MB)

Dr. Moise's presentation Practical Approaches for Acute, Subacute and Chronic Pain

Breathing Meditation (73 KB)

Retrieved February 2018 from UCLA Semel Institute's Mindful Awarenes Research Center

Greer non opioid pain medication options (1.5 MB)

Chris Greer's Non-opioid medications for pain presentation 

SRHD Yesterday's Practice, Today's Problem (10 MB)

Dr. Lutz & Leslie Fifer, ARNP presentation

What We Say Matters (19 MB)

Dr. Sean Smitham's presentation

Acupunture for Pain Management (7.2 MB)

Tiffany Rampley's presentation on Acupuncture for Pain Management.

MAT Update (1.7 MB)

Paul Means presentation.