Overview

The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain versus the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s Strategies for Effective Pain Management curriculum focuses on improving practitioners’ ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including non-opioid pharmacologic interventions; and providing risk reduction strategies through integration of opioids into individualized pain management plans. Clinicians will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse to manage patients’ pain and medication use optimally.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.Please see https://ce.opioidanalgesicrems.com/RpcCEUI/rems/pdf/resources/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Define and describe mechanisms of pain 
  • List all pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options for pain management
  • Integrate opioids into individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of patients with appropriate management
  • Employ practices that reduce the risks associated with prescribing opioid analgesics
  • Employ appropriate practices that balance the benefits and risks of opioids in acute and chronic pain
  • Identify opioid use disorder and recognize when and how to intervene with treatment or referral
  • Assess pain and potential risk factors for abuse and opioid use disorder/addiction

Faculty

Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM

Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY 

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine 
Senior Vice-Chair
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo 
Chief, Pain Medicine and Professor of Oncology 
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY 

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

Professor and Chair
Department of Geriatrics
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, CA  

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty: 

Charles E. Argoff, MD 

Advisory Board for Grünenthal; Lilly USA, LLC; Scilex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Teva Pharmaceuticals; US WorldMeds; and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Consultant for Celexo; Nevro; and Pfizer. Contracted Research for Lilly USA, LLC and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Ownership Interest (e.g. stock, patent holder) in Pfizer. Speaker’s Bureau for Allergan; Amgen; Biohaven Pharmaceutical; Lilly USA, LLC; Novartis; Teva Pharmaceuticals; and Theranica. 

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD

Advisory Board for Adapt Pharma Inc.; Esteve Pharma; Medtronic; and Stimgenics. 

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

No financial relationships disclosed. 

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP (Moderator)

No financial relationships disclosed 



Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

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 Pri-Med Institute and Miller Medical Communications. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Miller Medical Communications. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308. 


Designation Statement

This program has been approved for 3.50 contact hours of continuing education, which includes 0.88 hour of pharmacology.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Once you have completed the activity, please click the "next" button to advance to the post-activity assessment. To complete this activity and claim credit, you must answer 5 out of the 6 questions correctly. If you are not successful after your first attempt, you will be given an opportunity to reflect upon the answer rationales and have the opportunity to review the educational content before proceeding. Once you have selected your answers, click the "submit" button to complete the evaluation questions and proceed to the claim credit screen.

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.50 Medical Knowledge and Patient Safety MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

 

 

State Licensure Requirements 

This session is designed to satisfy CME/CE requirements on Pain Management and Controlled Substances.  Please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements, and print this page as documentation as might be needed.


Commercial Supporter

Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies 

Education Partner

Miller Medical Communications 


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