Best Practices for Treating Pain with Opioid Analgesics


About the Course:
To provide the fundamentals of acute and chronic pain management and a contextual framework for the safer prescribing of opioid analgesics that includes consideration of a full complement of non-opioid treatment options.

“This course will [partially] fulfill the DEA-mandated 8 hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders for DEA licensees renewing on or after June 27, 2023.”

Learning Objectives:
Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:

  • Discuss pain and comorbidity assessments as appropriate to the individual patient and pain type and duration.
  • Discuss an individualized treatment plan utilizing or considering a full range of medication and non-medication options.
  • Identify risk or presence of OUD before initiating or continuing opioid therapy for pain.
  • Describe signs and symptoms of OUD, proper treatment, and when to refer.

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. 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) information can be viewed here: MOC Recognition Page