Rational Polypharmacy and Chronic Pain
This program will cover various aspects of polypharmacy in chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) including safe opioids prescribing, best practices in opioid monitoring, use of adjunctive medications, and benefits or harms of combining multiple pharmaceutical drugs for CNCP.
Faculty: Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the steps of a N-of-1 trial of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.
- Explain when to use adjunctive medications for chronic non-cancer pain.
- Discuss the major differences and drug interactions of analgesics and adjunctive medications.
Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of medicine at the University of Toronto, staff physician and scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. She has extensive experience in reviewing the scientific literature of the Cochrane Collaboration and for clinical practice guidelines. Her research focus is on treatments of chronic pain including medications, complementary and alternative therapies, and rehabilitation. She developed Opioid Manager, a point-of-care tool for physicians using opioids for chronic pain and is co-chair of ECHO Ontario.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Furlan reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit