Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice

The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain vs the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice curriculum provides education is intended for clinicians and those involved with direct patient care, including all members of the healthcare team, who are engaged in prescribing and or treating patients with opioid analgesics.

Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice curriculum focuses on improving clinicians’ ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including non-opioid pharmacologic interventions; and providing risk reduction strategies through integration of opioids into individualized pain management plans. Presenting clinicians with a thorough review of the FDA’s “Opioid Analgesic REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain” will allow clinicians to provide evidence-based pain management to their patients on a daily basis. This curriculum will also provide tools to help clinicians mitigate issues associated with opioid therapies, recognizing the signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse to best manage patients’ pain and medication use, and take steps to avert the opioid addiction crisis.

This program is available as a bundle or through these individual courses:

Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice (Module 1) 

Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice (Module 2) 

Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice (Module 3) 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss all options for pain management, including non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches.
  2. Explain the definitions and mechanisms of pain.
  3. Identify the appropriate pain assessment and assessment of potential risk factors for abuse and opioid use disorder/addiction.
  4. Improve prescribers’ knowledge, competence and performance in the area of integrating opioids into individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of patients and managing those patients.
  5. Recognize best practices to reduce the risks associated with prescription of opioid analgesics, as well as, safe storage and disposal.
  6. Summarize counseling strategies, including counseling about the use of naloxone for opioid overdose.
  7. Recognize opioid use disorder and act appropriately to treat or refer those patients.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.06 AANP Contact Hours
    • 2.21 Pharmacology
  • 2.21 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
  • 5.00 MOC
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
11/19/2021
Course expires: 
10/31/2022
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Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM

Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD 

Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine
Senior Vice-Chair
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Chief, Pain Medicine and Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

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

Available Credit

  • 5.06 AANP Contact Hours
    • 2.21 Pharmacology
  • 2.21 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
  • 5.00 MOC
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Pain Management