Focusing on Function with Patient-Centered Pain Care: Revised Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing is organized by CME Outfitters, LLC.
Premiere Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Statement of Need:
In 2016 the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain was released with the goal of reducing rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose and encouraging the use of effective opioid alternatives for the management of chronic pain. In the first and second years following the Guidelines’ release, the total days’ supply for opioid prescriptions were reduced by 4.7% and 9.8%, respectively, compared to the pre-Guideline period. However, misinterpretation and misapplication of guideline recommendations continue to pose health equity challenges and add frustration to patient-provider relationships. Updates to the aforementioned CDC Guidelines have been drafted to address these remaining barriers to safe, effective, and equitable pain management and will be released in late 2022.
In this recorded Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) webcast, faculty will review anticipated updates to the Guidelines and discuss how best to incorporate these updates into practice. The activity will also examine the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain, the identification and management of OUD, and strategies for educating patients about their pain and pain treatment options.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
Apply knowledge of acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.
Incorporate the updated CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids to practice safe and competent prescribing and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for patients with chronic pain.
Educate patients about their pain to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.