October 23, 2015

Erin Zerbo, MD | Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Sponsoring organization: American Psychiatric Association (APA)

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Clinical Vignette Description:
Many addicted patients have co-occurring pain, and they often have a difficult time finding pain management providers that will treat them. It is crucial that psychiatrists and other physicians develop an understanding of co-occurring pain, so that these patients can be treated in other types of clinics or in conjunction with standard pain management clinics.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain the next best steps to take when a patient with co-occurring depression has a relapse in her/his opioid use disorder
  2. Understand the appropriate dosing of opioid maintenance medications in the patient with co-occurring pain
  3. Explore the role that buprenorphine/naloxone can have in the management of chronic pain

Accreditation:  The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation:  The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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