Opioid Issues in Youth Pain Management for Orthopedic Injuries

Learning Objectives

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Manage adolescent non-cancer pain using non-opioid therapies.
  • Cite at least two key safe opioid prescribing practices from state or CDC guidelines.
  • Review trends in opioid overdose and misuse among U.S. adolescents over the last twenty years.

Additional Information

Virtual Lecture Hall
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

About the Author

Mohammad Mortazavi, MD
Dr. Mortazavi is a dual board-certified pediatric sports medicine physician who founded the first dedicated pediatric sports medicine program in Tucson (Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Concussion Center, aka, SPARCC). Dr. Mortazavi received his medical degree from the University of California at Davis, where he also completed his pediatrics residency. He then earned a fellowship in pediatric sports medicine at Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver. Dr. Mortazavi's practice includes exercise prescriptions for athletes with chronic illness, sports nutrition, and injury-prevention programs.

Disclosure: Dr. Mortazavi states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

About the Reviewers/Editors

Daniel Derksen, MD
Dr. Derksen is the Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair and Director of the University of Arizona (UA) Center for Rural Health (AzCRH). He is also Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. As AzCRH Director, he oversees the State Office of Rural Health (AzSORH), the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex), the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (AzSHIP), and the AzCRH Navigator Consortium.

Disclosure: Dr. Derksen states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Randa Kutob, MD
Dr. Kutob is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine with extensive teaching, clinical work, and research in the arena of cross-cultural care and chronic disease prevention and treatment.

Disclosure: Dr. Kutob states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.


1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

1.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s) (Optional):

American Board of Pediatrics

  • Credit Type: Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment
  • Practice Areas: Adolescent Medicine


ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Recognition Statement(s)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
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CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education
[email protected]

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

Available Credit

  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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