Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management

Course Objective
This CME learning activity is designed to increase physician knowledge and skills about guideline-recommended principles for effectively managing chronic and acute pain conditions with non-opioid pain treatments with a focus non-opioid options for four common painful conditions: osteoarthritis, low-back pain, diabetic neuropathy, and fibromyalgia. 

Learning Objectives
Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:
  • Explain the potential value of creating and using function-based treatment plans for patients with chronic pain conditions.
  • Discuss the general principles for initiating treatments for acute or chronic pain conditions.
  • Describe examples of non-opioid analgesic options for managing acute pain.
  • Describe examples of non-opioid analgesic options for managing chronic non-cancer pain.
Accreditation Statement
InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
InforMed designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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