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Fulfill your state-mandated CME credits and ensure you know the latest guidelines and best practices for managing your patients' pain with a FREE NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids CME module.
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Topics Covered in the
• The fundamental concepts of pain management, including definitions and mechanisms of pain.
• How to assess patients in pain, while identifying risk factors for abuse and addiction.
• The range of therapeutic options for managing pain, including non-pharmacologic approaches and pharmacologic (non-opioid and opioid analgesics) therapies.
• How to integrate opioid analgesics into a pain treatment plan individualized to the needs of the patient.
• How to safely and effectively manage patients on opioid analgesics in acute and chronic pain settings, including initiating therapy, titrating, and discontinuing use of opioid analgesics.
• How to counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of opioid analgesics, including proper storage and disposal.
• How to counsel patients and caregivers about the use of naloxone for opioid overdose.
• When referral to a pain specialist is appropriate.
The Pain Management and Opioids modules within NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review and Family Medicine Board Review are offered in partnership with Boston University School of Medicine's Safer/Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program. Thanks to an unrestricted educational grant as part of the FDA's mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program, NEJM Knowledge+ is able to make this new CME Module available for free.
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Continuing Medical Education
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.