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Clinical guidelines for the use of opioids, including the REMS requirements, and their impact on the management of chronic pain.


CME/CE Activities


  • This educational activity is targeted to an audience of pain specialists and other healthcare providers involved in the management of chronic pain patients who are candidates for intrathecal drug delivery.

    FACULTY: Timothy R. Deer, MD, DABPM


    Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Chronic Pain - Selecting Patients and Optimizing Long-term Outcomes
    CME: 0.5 Credits, AANP: 0.5 Contact Hours, ACPE: 0.5 Contact Hours

  • This series of three activities will evaluate clinical guidelines for the use of opioids, including the REMS requirements, and their impact on the management of chronic pain. This initiative will also evaluate recommended opioid risk-reduction strategies HCPs can use to detect opioid misuse in a timely manner. Finally, the initiative will identify communication strategies HCPs can use to improve their relationships with their patients to ensure optimal patient outcomes and reduce the risk of opioid misuse and abuse.

    FACULTY: Perry G. Fine, MD, Michael A. Ashburn MD, MPH, MBA, and Charles Argoff, MD

     

    Tools for Assessing Patients and Initiating ER/LA Opioids
    CME: 1.75 Credits, AANP: 1.75 Contact Hour

    Tools for Effective Monitoring of Patients on ER/LA Opioids
    CME: 1.25 Credits, AANP: 1.25 Contact Hour

    Tools for Managing Potential Adverse Events and Avoiding Drug-Drug Interactions
    CME: 0.50 Credits, AANP: 0.50 Contact Hour

  • This monograph will evaluate clinical guidelines for the use of opioids, including the FDA Opioid REMS requirements, and their impact on the management of chronic pain. This series of activities will also evaluate recommended opioid risk-reduction strategies HCPs can use to detect opioid misuse in a timely manner. Finally, the monograph will identify communication strategies HCPs can use to improve their relationships with their patients to ensure optimal patient outcomes and reduce the risk of opioid misuse and abuse.

    FACULTY: Paul A. Sloan, MD, Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP and Pamela Gamier RN, BSN, CHPN

     

    Tools for Safe Prescribing in Chronic Pain Management
    CME: 3.00 Credits, AANP: 3.0 Contact Hours


Latest articles


Resources and Guidelines

  • Prescriber Letter #3 FDA-Required REMS Program for Serious Drug Risks

    The ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Companies, 2014

  • Patient Counseling Document

    ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS Program Companies, 2014


Upcoming conferences

  • Sep 2016
    6
    Sep 2016
    10

    PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management.

    Las Vegas, United States
  • Sep 2016
    22
    Sep 2016
    25

    No Life limited by Pain 2016

    Each year practitioners gather from a wide variety of disciplines to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge about taking an integrative approach to pain management.
     

    San Antonio, United States

Guest Editor
Perry G. Fine, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Fine welcomes you to the REMs Resource.

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