Pain Management Awareness for Pharmacists, Second Edition

About the Course:
Pain is not always curable, and there are a number of approaches to its treatment. The appropriate treatment plan can vary significantly, depending on the cause of pain, patient-specific factors, and personal preference. A comprehensive pain treatment plan is often a multimodal approach, requiring the use of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options. A thorough understanding of the available therapies is necessary to provide optimal care to a patient in pain. This course serves as an overview of pain, its evaluation, and treatment (US National Library of Medicine, 2021).

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the common types of pain.
  • Discuss the evaluation of a patient in pain.
  • Summarize the non-pharmacological treatment options for pain.
  • Review the pharmacological treatment options for pain.
  • Discuss important counseling points to educate patients on opioid overdose prevention.

About the Author:
Katie Blair, RPh Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh,
is a pharmacist and freelance writer specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area. Dr. Blair also has over six years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Blair has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists

  • Contact hours will be awarded through the expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and have your record of completion submitted through CPE Monitor and to the NABP.
  • Through our review process, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607).