Treating Chronic Pain without Opioids
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
This program was developed to provide participants with an understanding of the non-opioid options available to treat patients experiencing chronic pain. Geeta Nagpal, MD, will discuss risks associated with prescribing opioids for chronic pain as well as what non-opioid and non-pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain are available.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the risks patients may face when prescribed opioids for chronic pain, and why other therapies may be safer options.
- Identify non-opioid medication options for pain management.
- Identify non-pharmacologic treatment options for various types of chronic pain
All faculty, content reviewers and planners who have had input into or contributed to the content have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities that may have an impact on the activity.
ISMS members and their staff
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 1.00 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.
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 health care 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.
Geeta Nagpal, MD
Dr. Nagpal completed her undergraduate and medical school training at MIT and UCSF, followed by training in Anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She then pursued a Pain Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and started her career at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she has now been for 9 and a half years. She is currently Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Education, the director of the pain medicine fellowship, and heads the pain curriculum for the medical school at Northwestern.
Meets State-Mandated Requirements
- 1.00 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 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit
ISMS member cost: Free
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