ACHM March Webinar:
Monthly Hyperbaric Grand Rounds -
Pain Management for the Wound Care Patient - Regulatory Compliance During the Age of COVID-19 

Adam Bruggeman, MD & Patti Smith, MD

Tyler Sexton, MD, DMT, CHWS, MAPWCA

1. Define the types of pain treated in a wound care center. 
2. Review the influence of COVID-19 on pain-related concerns- anxiety, depression, sense of isolation, sleep disturbances, suicidal attempts, and accidental suicides from controlled use. 
3. Summarize regulatory policies influencing treatment options needed to manage pain patients. 
       a. Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMP)
       b. E-prescribing for All Controlled Substances 
       c. Urine Drug Screening (UDS)
       d. Use of Telemedicine
4. Practical application of processes required for compliance in a clinical practice 

CME Credit:
Texas Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of ACHM. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHT Credit:
This program has been reviewed and approved by The National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology for 1 Category B Credit.


Day/Date: Thursday, March 25th
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM CST
Platform: Zoom

Members - $0
Non-Members - $10

Space is LIMITED! Register early!

Zoom link will be sent via email a day or two before the event.

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NOTE: All international registrants should now have access to register. If you have issues registering, please email Alyssa Hanson.

About the Speakers

Adrianne P S Smith, MD is the Chief Medical Officer for San Antonio-based, NuHope, a unique treatment center bringing the expertise of a wide variety of medical specialists and health professionals to treat patients with opioid dependency and debilitating pain in addition to offering preoperative assessments.   Dr. Smith graduated from Duke University, cum laude, received her MD from Washington University Medical School (St. Louis) and completed fellowships and post graduate training in Internal Medicine, Emergency Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Wound Care.  

Dr. Adam Bruggeman has a unique background as the only physician that is Texas board certified in both addiction medicine and orthopedic surgery. After several years as a leading orthopedic surgeon within his own practice, Texas Spine Care Center, Adam founded NuHope in an effort to bring innovation to pain management and opioid treatment. The number one reason people take opioids is orthopedic-related, which is why Adam has made it his personal goal to be a leader in this area.

Past Webinars

June Webinar:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning -
Dr. Kelly, Johnson-Arbor

July Webinar: 
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Pediatrics -

Dan Christopher, MSN, RN, CHRNC

August Webinar:
HBO Controversies: The Great Debate - 
Tyler Sexton, MD, MAPWCA, CHWS, DMT, CHS

September Webinar:

Monthly Hyperbaric Grand Rounds - HBOT & Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS