Opioids Crisis: Pain Management

Pennsylvania physicians and other health care providers licensed to prescribe and/or dispense opioids must take two hours of education in either pain management, identification of addiction, or safe opioid prescribing practices (prescribers) /safe opioid dispensing practices (dispensers) in order to renew their license. Physicians seeking a Pennsylvania medical license for the first time need to take two hours of education in pain management or identification of addiction AND at least two hours of education in safe opioid prescribing.

Note: If you wish to submit verification for licensure purposes, the documentation/certificates you receive after completing this course should be submitted to your respective credentialing board.

PAMED has comprehensive online education to help physicians meet CME requirements for license renewal.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss evidence-based alternatives to opioid therapy for chronic pain management, including non-opioid medications, therapeutic procedures and interventions, physical and manipulative therapy, complementary medicine, and behavioral health.
  • Assess recommendations and incorporate alternative therapies into patient care as applicable to achieve a more multi-modal approach to chronic pain management.

Additional Information

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

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates each of these enduring materials for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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This course is offered through the Pennsylvania Medical Society. 

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