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Using Opioids Safely: Practical Guidance for Pain Management

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
1. Discuss factors that contribute to the epidemic of opioid morbidity and mortality;
2. Describe the purpose and practices of universal precautions for opioid prescribing;
3. Explain the classification of opioid analgesics and their pharmacologic effects;
4. Describe management strategies for common side effects and risks associated with opioid use.
2.5 Credits CME

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.50 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:

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

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

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

2.5 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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