Effective Management of Acute and Chronic Pain with Opioid Analgesics


About the Course: 
This CME learning activity is designed to increase physician knowledge and skills about guideline-recommended principles of pain management, the range of opioid and non-opioid analgesic treatment options, and specific strategies for minimizing opioid analgesic prescription, diversion, and abuse. 

“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:

  • Identify the range of therapeutic options for managing acute and chronic pain, including non-pharmacologic approaches and pharmacologic therapies.
  • Explain how to integrate opioid analgesics into a function-based pain treatment plan individualized to the needs of the patient, including counseling patients and caregivers about the safe use of opioid analgesics.
  • Discuss recommendations and rationale for incorporating emergency opioid antagonists into prescribing practice for training patients and family members on the use of naloxone.
  • Identify medications currently approved for the treatment of opioid use disorder and the ways these medications differ in terms of mechanisms of action, regulatory requirements, and modes of administration.

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 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Utah Physicians will receive 3.5 credits toward controlled substance prescribing requirement) . 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