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Using Non-Opioid Medications: Practical Guidance for Pain Management

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
1. Identify non-opioid medication options for pain management;
2. Discuss mechanism of action, interactions, and recommendations for NSAIDs, acetaminophen, SNRIs, antiepileptics, antidepressants, and topical agents for pain management.
1.5 Credits CME

This activity describes the mechanism, clinical usefulness and adverse events of non-opioid medications in patients with acute or chronic pain. Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, drugs originally deemed antiepileptic drugs, and topical agents are reviewed.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content report no relevant financial relationships.

Credit Renewal Date: December 11, 2020

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

1.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

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