Pain Points: Opioid Therapy in Older Adults

Opioids are an important therapy for the management of pain in older patients with cancer-related chronic pain, as well as in some with chronic noncancer pain. This program reviews important concepts in initiating and continuing opioid therapy in older patients.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://ce.opioidanalgesicrems.com/RpcCEUI/rems/pdf/resources/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Learning Objectives

  • Choose approaches to initiate opioids for the treatment of chronic pain
  • Choose approaches for initial and ongoing use of opioids in patients with chronic pain

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 MOC
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
07/20/2020
Course expires: 
07/20/2021
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Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

Professor and Chair
Department of Geriatrics
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Pri-Med Institute Accredited Provider
Pri-Med programs are owned and operated by DBC Pri-Med, LLC, a division of Diversified Communications, Inc. Pri-Med Institute, the accredited division of Pri-Med, is accredited with commendation by the ACCME and approved as a provider of continuing education by the AANP. Pri-Med Institute is the accredited provider for this activity.

Disclosures and Conflict of Interest
Pri-Med Institute requires all individuals in a position to influence educational content for Pri-Med Institute-certified CME/CE activities to disclose relevant personal financial relationships with commercial interests prior to contributing to its educational activities. Pri-Med Institute assesses disclosed relationships and follows a defined process to resolve real or implied conflicts to ensure, to the best of its ability, that all educational content is free of commercial bias. Financial disclosures are listed in the activity syllabus and will also be printed on the slides and announced at the start of each presentation.

Discussion of Off-Label Uses and Investigational Products
During the course of their presentations, the faculty may mention uses of products that have not been approved in the United States for the indication(s) being discussed. All presenters are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. In addition, specific slides will include notation of the off-label use or investigational agent being discussed. Views presented related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed by Pri-Med Institute or DBC Pri-Med, LLC.

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Miller Medical Communications. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Miller Medical Communications. 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 0.29 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.29 hour of pharmacology.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Once you have completed the activity, please click the "next" button to advance to the post-activity assessment. To complete this activity and claim credit, you must answer 2 out of the 3 questions correctly. If you are not successful after your first attempt, you will be given an opportunity to reflect upon the answer rationales and have the opportunity to review the educational content before proceeding. Once you have selected your answers, click the "submit" button to complete the evaluation questions and proceed to the claim credit screen.

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 Medical Knowledge 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. 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 MOC
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Topics

Pain MedicinePharmacologyOpioid DependenceGeriatric MedicineOpioid Related DisorderSubstance AddictionSubstance Use-RelatedControlled Substances PrescribingPrescription Opioid DrugsAlternatives to OpioidsOpioid AbuseResponsible Opioid PrescribingOpioid EducationPain Management, End Of Life, Palliative CareSafe Opioid PrescribingSubstance Use DisorderOpioid