January 14, 2019

Direct providership by American Society of Addiction Medicine

Presenter: Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM | Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education, Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Boston University School of Medicine & Boston Medical Center

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Module Description: This online module provides an overview of the epidemiology of pain among patients with opioid use disorder. Pain plays a substantial role in initiating and continuing illicit opioid use. The module also seeks to provide an understanding of pain management and the key roles of patient and provider perspectives. These perspectives often dictate the interaction between patient and physician. Finally, this module generally discusses the principles and specifically discusses different approaches for acute and chronic pain management in patients with opioid use disorder in treatment with methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone.

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of pain among individuals with opioid use disorder and factors that influence the overlap
  • Contrast the key role of patient and provider perspectives on pain management
  • Discuss general principles of and different specific approaches for acute and chronic pain management in patients with opioid use disorder treated with methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone

How to obtain your CME Certificate:

  1. Answer the pre-test questions to the best of your ability.  These will serve only as a brief assessment of prior knowledge before accessing the training.
  2. View the webinar presentation slides.
  3. After reviewing the presentation slides, you will be asked to attest that you have viewed the content in its entirety.  By attesting to the acknowledgement statement, you will advance to the post-test.
  4. In order to receive your certificate, you must earn a score of 4 out of 5 on the post-test.  Upon passing, you will be directed to complete the evaluation.
  5. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability.  Upon completion, you will receive a verification code on the last page of the survey. 
  6. Copy the verification code located on the last page of the survey and paste it into its designated component on the original web page to claim your certificate.
  7. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email or call (855) 227-2776.

Accreditation:
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation:
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) designates this enduring material for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.