Activity ID



October 29, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit



$0 - $99

CME Provider: Pri-Med Institute LLC

Description of CME Course

The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain versus the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice curriculum focuses on improving practitioners’ 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. Clinicians will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse to manage patients’ pain and medication use optimally.

This activity will help clinicians across many specialties by reviewing the FDA’s “Opioid Analgesic REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain” and learning strategies to help manage to their patients on a daily basis.

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Educational Objectives

• Discuss all options for pain management, including non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches
• Explain the definitions and mechanisms of pain
• Identify the appropriate pain assessment and assessment of potential risk factors for abuse and opioid use disorder/addiction
• 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
• Recognize best practices to reduce the risks associated with prescription of opioid analgesics, as well as, safe storage and disposal
• Summarize counseling strategies, including counseling about the use of naloxone for opioid overdose
• Recognize opioid use disorder and act appropriately to treat or refer those patients


Pain Management, Opioids, Pain, REMS


Medical Knowledge, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AAFP Prescribed Credit, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Opioid REMS

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.

Practice Setting

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

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