When Addiction Hurts: Managing Acute Pain in Patients on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)

June 5, 2019

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Presenter(s): Andrea Wetshtein, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, Grant Medical Center; Michelle Meyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, OhioHealth

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Practice Providers will benefit from this discussion as it will review currently available MOUD options and discuss treatment options for acute pain crisis in this patient population. Management of pain in this patient population can be challenging due to opioid contracts signed with MOUD contracts so this presentation will discuss multimodal analgesia as a means to reduce patients’ pain while allowing for ongoing management of their SUD.

Webinar description: This webinar will include an overview of MOUD: the components of MOUD, the pharmacology of the medications (methadone, buprenorphine-naloxone, and naltrexone), clinical pearls of each medication, legal considerations for inpatient providers, and strategies for managing acute pain crisis in patients with OUD. Opioid dosing strategies as well as non-opioid management of acute pain crisis, including the use of ketamine, will be discussed. The learner will be able further their practice skills through participation in several interactive case studies focusing on each MOUD medication.

Educational objectives:

  • Review the pharmacology of currently available MOUD options.
  • Discuss options for treating acute pain with opioids in patients on MOUD.
  • Describe non-opioid options and dosing for treating pain in patients on MOUD.

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Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


June 5
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Andrea Wetshtein, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, Grant Medical Center; Michelle Meyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, OhioHealth
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