Best Practices for Treating Pain with Opioid Analgesics

To provide the fundamentals of acute and chronic pain management and a contextual framework for the safer prescribing of opioid analgesics that includes consideration of a full complement of non-opioid treatment options.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss pain and comorbidity assessments as appropriate to the individual patient and pain type and duration.
  • Discuss an individualized treatment plan utilizing or considering a full range of medication and non-medication options.
  • Identify risk or presence of OUD before initiating or continuing opioid therapy for pain.
  • Describe signs and symptoms of OUD, proper treatment, and when to refer.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
InforMed designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) information can be viewed here: MOC Recognition Page 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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