A part of the Seasons Hospice Community Education Series
Demystifying Opioids at End of Life
January 31, 2022 at 2pm ET / 11am PT
at University of Maryland Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson for an
engaging and interactive session on better understanding opioid conversion calculations, their implications for patient safety, and tips for preferred calculation options that aim to maximize pain relief while also maximizing patient safety.
the learning objectives below, followed by 15 minutes of
moderated questions submitted via a webinar chatbox.
calculation, identify the error in the case.
• Given an error in a simulated opioid conversion calculation,
describe potential clinical consequences of the case.
• Given an erroneous opioid conversion simulated situation,
describe a preferred option for the calculation that aims to maximize pain relief while maximizing safety
Mary Lynn McPherson
Director of Patient Experience
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Dr. McPherson is a Professor in the
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. She serves as a consultant pharmacist for both local and national hospice and palliative care programs and has designed a critical thinking process for appropriate drug use in end of life patients. Dr. McPherson teaches extensively in the Maryland Pharm.D. curriculum on pain management and end of life care, including didactic and experiential content. She also developed one of the first and few palliative care pharmacy residencies in the U.S. Dr. McPherson is a Fellow in the American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. She has also developed an Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificate program in Palliative Care, and has authored five books including the best-selling “Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing".
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