ACP Pain Management 5: Nonopioid Pharmacotherapy

Pain Management Learning Series

This interactive training series consists of 7 core modules and 2 sets of case studies.

Pain Management 5: Nonopioid Pharmacotherapy includes reviewing drug class selection for different types of pain, framing conversations with patients about pharmacotherapy options, and learning how to adjust pharmacotherapy choices for specific pain syndromes and individual patients. By the conclusion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate drug class for treating pain, taking into consideration the pain type, pain acuity, patient comorbidities, concurrent medications, medication access, and options for de-escalation of therapy.
  • Frame a conversation with patients about selecting the best pharmacotherapy for their specific pain.
  • Identify specific drug classes with proven efficacy for specific types of pain control and their potential adverse effects.
  • Educate patients about the pharmacologic treatment of pain, including appropriate expectations, time frames, and benefits of de-escalation, when appropriate.
  • Adjust pharmacotherapy choices for specific pain syndromes and individual patient considerations.

The 2024 rerelease of ACP's modules within the Pain Management Learning Series includes updated information and provides additional learning and credit earning opportunity for learners who claimed credit for earlier versions.

Modules and CME/MOC credit are free to ACP Members. Non-members may purchase access to claim CME/MOC credit for each module for $25 or the full package of 7 learning modules and 2 sets of case studies for $199 by clicking “Learn More/Buy”. Non-members who do not purchase the module will not receive credit upon completion of the module.

The ACP Pain Management Learning Series is supported by an independent education grant funded by Pfizer, Inc., in partnership with Lilly USA, LLC.


Up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires April 04, 2027   active


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Pain Management Learning Series

This self-paced, comprehensive, multimedia series comprises 7 core learning modules, 2 case-based modules, and additional resources with over 23 hours of learning activities. It provides interactive and engaging training in pain assessment, nonpharmacologic treatment, nonopioid pharmacotherapy, rational use of opioids, and management of patients with both pain and opioid use disorder. With an emphasis on evidence-based communication skills, this series is designed to support patient partnership and successful navigation of chronic pain management challenges.