Opioids for Pain Management – Important Changes from New Guidelines

Opioids for Pain Management – Important Changes from New Guidelines

Improving pain management and patient safety are the focus of new clinical practice guidelines from the CDC. Take this course to learn important recommendations on initiating opioids, selecting and dosing, duration and follow-up, and assessing risk.

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of acute, subacute, and chronic pain
2. Apply knowledge of acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain
3. Outline key updates in the 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
4. Recommend pharmacologic therapy for a patient with pain based on practice guidelines to improve health-related quality of life

Melissa Durham, PharmD, APh, MACM
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
USC Mann School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Durham has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: April 1, 2023
Planned Expiration Date: April 1, 2026

Copyright 2023, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-23-083-H08-P
Application-based CPE Activity

CEImpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Obtain CPE credit by completing the course, followed by the exam and evaluation (if applicable). Once successfully completed, your course will appear in your Completed Courses tab. Access your CPE statement of credit at www.MyCPEMonitor.net.

¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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1h 30m

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