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REMS OPIOID SESSION: Pain Management Considerations: For the Anesthesiologist by the Anesthesiologist Online

Credits Available: CME, Patient Safety

Experts in the field arm you with the fundamental elements of addiction medicine; and take you through current safe opioid practices, federal and state regulations, national guidelines, and professional organization and medical specialty guidelines....  Read More +




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The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 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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At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Define the fundamental elements of addiction medicine and determine when to refer patients to a pain specialist, as appropriate. 
  • Explain the current information about safe opioid practices and current federal and state regulations, national guidelines, and professional organization and medical specialty guidelines on treating pain and prescribing opioids.
  • Identify how to counsel patients and caregivers about the use of naloxone for opioid overdose and the safe use of opioid analgesics, including proper storage and disposal.
  • Integrate opioid analgesics into a pain treatment plan, individualized to meet the needs of the patient and safely and effectively manage patients on opioid analgesics in the acute and chronic pain settings, including initiating therapy, titrating, and discontinuing use of opioid analgesics, if appropriate and necessary. 
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of pain management, including definitions and mechanisms of pain and assess patients with pain and identify potential risk factors for abuse and addiction. 
Anesthesiologists and all members of the anesthesia care team.
Michael Ashburn, MD
Marie Hanna
Bonnie Milas, MD 
The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists education activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.
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REMS OPIOID SESSION: Pain Management Considerations: For the Anesthesiologist by the Anesthesiologist Online
  • Non-member Price: Free