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. 

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 

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 in Pfizer (e.g. stock, patent holder). 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.


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

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (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

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, including 0.88 hour of pharmacology. 

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 & 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. 

 

Information collected during this activity will be shared, only in aggregate, with the commercial supporter of the activity. This may include general participant demographics, polling questions responses, and evaluation responses. 


MIPS Information

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). For guidance on how clinicians can attest to participation in a MIPS Improvement Activity, visit https://qpp.cms.gov/mips/improvement-activities  


Commercial Supporter

Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies

Education Partner

Miller Medical Communications, LLC


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