Optimizing Pain Management in an Era of Opioid De-escalation: 2021 Video Recordings Package

Optimizing Pain Management in an Era of Opioid De-escalation

Captured directly from the one-day virtual course offered in October 2021, expert faculty discuss various treatment modalities such as non-pharmacologic, non-opioid pharmacologic, and opioids, and will provide information about getting started to prescribe buprenorphine. The role of medical cannabis in pain management will be covered, as well as opioid use disorder and tapering. Practical steps for developing a pain management plan and engaging patients and families in pain management will be shared. 

This collection of virtual lectures will address how clinicians can:

  • Engage patients and their families in shared decision-making and goal setting to select multimodal treatments that are best suited to their specific pain situation.
  • Recognize when and which non-pharmacologic interventions such as therapeutic exercise, physical modalities, manual therapy and behavioral and mind-body therapies are indicated for pain management.
  • Identify specific drug classes that work for specific types of pain control and be able to select an appropriate drug class given the patient’s pain type, pain acuity, and other factors such as comorbidities and other medications.
  • Review the role of medical cannabis in pain management.
  • Learn when it is appropriate to prescribe opioids for pain, how to start them in opioid-naïve patients, and how to adjust them when needed.
  • Identify common signs, symptoms, and complications of opioid intoxication, overdose, and withdrawal and learn how to treat OUD.
  • Understand how to begin prescribing buprenorphine in your practice.

Free to ACP Members. $250 to Non-members.


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Video Recordings


Optimizing Pain Management in an Era of Opioid De-escalation

ACP’s six-hour collection of virtual lectures and discussions is designed to highlight best practices in treating and managing pain, a condition that affects millions of patients every year. Earn CME/MOC from the comfort of your home or office, with access to the recordings for 3 years.