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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

Dive deep into the critical topic of the opioid epidemic and its impact on pain management in our comprehensive elearning activity. Gain invaluable insights into the landscape of clinical guidelines supporting the use of opioids. Explore the latest guidance provided by the CDC, ensuring you stay up to date with the most current recommendations. Uncover the intricate classifications, mechanisms of action, indications, and potential adverse effects and risks associated with opioid use.

Developed by experts in the field, this activity offers a nuanced exploration of this complex issue, equipping you with the knowledge needed to prescribe opioids with confidence. Expand your knowledge, enhance patient care, and become a catalyst for positive change in pain management practices.

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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

Accreditation Statement: The AMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The AMA designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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