Activity ID



April 4, 2027

Format Type


CME Credit



$25 per module

CME Provider: American College of Physicians

Description of CME Course

Chronic pain affects over 50 million people in the US and 1.5 billion world-wide. This is the seventh of a series of 9 interactive modules on Pain Management; 7 didactic modules and 2 modules of case studies. Using current evidence-based approaches, these modules address pain assessment, diagnostic differentials, treatment plans, and patient-centered communication. Modules can be viewed independent of each other. This module 7 will help learners understand, prevent, recognize, and treat OUD.

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Educational Objectives

1. Define opioid use disorder.
2. Describe the basic neurobiology and neuropharmacology of OUD.
3. Identify common signs, symptoms, and complications of opioid intoxication, overdose, and withdrawal.
4. Assess patients, including those with chronic pain, who are at risk for OUD or who have OUD.
5. Discuss treatment options for OUD including psychosocial interventions, methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
6.Identify solutions for challenges faced when treating OUD in the context of chronic pain.


"Opioid dependence"; "OUD diagnosis"; "OUD and pain"


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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