Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

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ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00

The opioid epidemic continues to impact the U.S. The numbers don’t lie: Two out of three drug-related overdose deaths involve an opioid, killing over 47,000 people in 2017.1 Of those deaths, 36% involved prescription opioids.2

It’s imperative that physicians and clinicians understand how to best manage their patient’s pain – whether it’s using opioids or another treatment plan. This activity aims to outline ways to assess pain, develop a treatment plan, and identify risks and benefits of choosing an opioid treatment plan.

In the second module, we will examine how physicians and clinicians can manage their patient’s opioid treatment, including comparing medications in order to choose an appropriate one and monitoring your patient. We will also discuss how physicians can effectively communicate with their patients and caregivers, as well as offer tips to help identify when a patient may have a problem, and what can be done about it.

Content for this activity is provided by CO*RE. ISMIE has not received funding from CO*RE to support this activity.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to the concepts of pain management
  • Accurately assess patients in pain
  • Develop a safe and effective pain treatment plan
  • Identify evidence-based non-opioid options for the treatment of pain
  • Identify the risks and benefits of opioid therapy
  • Manage ongoing opioid therapy
  • Recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder

Target Audience

ISMIE policyholders and their staff

Disclosure

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

CME information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.

Additional Information

Estimated time for completion: 
2 hours
Disclaimer: 

The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overview of the drug overdose epidemic: behind the numbers. Updated Dec 19, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/index.html. Accessed May 29, 2019.

2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overview of the drug overdose epidemic: behind the numbers. Updated Dec 19, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/index.html. Accessed May 29, 2019.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 2.00 Participation Credit
Course opens: 
09/19/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$75.00
Course activity set: 
Rating: 
5

Vikram B. Patel, MD, DABA, FIPP, DABIPP

Vikram B. Patel, MD, DABA, FIPP, DABIPP is an anesthesiologist, specializing and board-certified in interventional pain medicine.

He has over 24 years of experience in pain medicine. As the former program director for the pain fellowship programs at Loyola University Medical Center and the Medical College of Ohio, he has trained many pain specialists. He continues to train pain physicians in the US, as well as in other countries.

Dr. Patel was one of the writers for the interventional pain procedures guidelines, as well as opioid management guidelines, under the auspices of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has also extensively published and authored numerous book chapters in pain medicine.

In addition, he serves on the board of examination for the American Board of Interventional Pain Practice (ABIPP) and has been an examiner for the FIPP as well as ABIPP examinations.

Sasha DemosSasha Demos, MD, PhD, FASA

Sasha Demos, MD, PhD, FASA, received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her medical degree from the University of Chicago. She remained at the University of Chicago to complete her residency in anesthesiology. Board-certified in anesthesia, she is currently the chairman of the department of anesthesia at Edwards Hospital in Naperville, Illinois.

Prior to her appointment as chair, Dr. Demos also served as director of obstetrical anesthesia and was a member of the pediatric anesthesia team for many years. She has been in private practice with DuPage Valley Anesthesiologists for over 15 years and is a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Demos received a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Focused on the areas of targeted drug delivery systems and ultrasonic imaging, Dr. Demos has authored multiple manuscripts and has a patent for her research and development of Acoustically Reflective Liposomes for Tissue Specific Ultrasonic Enhancement.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 2.00 Participation Credit

Price

Cost:
$75.00
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