Ask the Expert: Chronic Pain (Recorded at Pri-Med South)

This lecture will focus on the problem of chronic pain, its burden on the patient, and the societal consequences that result from mismanagement. The faculty will present strategies for pharmacologic (opioid and non-opioid) and nonpharmacologic management of chronic pain and the evidence behind them. With improved insight into controlling and managing opioid therapy as well as medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, you can help protect your patients from the opioid epidemic.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define/classify types of pain
  • Explain the concepts of multimodal analgesia and multidisciplinary care
  • Review evidence for treatment modalities for chronic pain
  • Analyze the opioid crisis and the current standards for opioid use in chronic pain
  • Recognize the role of the non-pain specialist in the management of medication-assisted treatment in patients 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Esther M. Benedetti, MD, FIPP

Chronic Pain Medicine Section Chief
Bruce Carter Miami VA Healthcare System 

pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For APRNs and PAs, AANPCB and NCCPA accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as the number of hours of participation (AANPCB) or as Category 1 CME credits (NCCPA).

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Pain Medicine