Pain Management and Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Misuse and Abuse for Pharmacists Practicing in Pennsylvania

by Instructor: Nicholas Bertoni, MD

$32.00

i 2.00 CEH

Course Overview

Understanding the etiology of pain — especially chronic pain — can be challenging for healthcare providers, which in turn can make managing pain difficult. Developing a systematic yet holistic approach for the evaluation of patients with pain, can be helpful for healthcare providers, along with being beneficial for the patients. Prescription opioids are potent analgesics; due to potential for misuse and abuse, they should be reserved for pain refractory to nonopioid modalities. Prescribed opioid misuse and abuse can lead to serious consequences such as addiction and overdose.

About the Course Author

Nicholas Bertoni, MD, FACEP, is an emergency medicine physician in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2014. Presently he works at a community hospital in Philadelphia along with serving as an assistant clinical professor at Drexel University College of Medicine. His areas of interest include residency education and emergency department management. Nicholas Bertoni, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Get started now and your first course is free!
CE-PRO Membership
Become a member today and enjoy instant savings on all courses
$19.95 / year

CE-PRO is a membership program that gives you 50% OFF everything you buy and much more.

CE-PRO Membership Benefits

50% Discount on All Course Purchases

Free CE Alerts

Detailed Transcripts

License Tracking/Reminders

Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    2.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA0008057-0000-20-228-H03-P


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PHARM228
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-10-05
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define the prevalence and risk factors for substance use disorder; Describe characteristics of patients who misuse or abuse opioids and those who suffer from opioid use disorder; Discuss ways in which healthcare professionals and pharmacists can help prevent opioid use disorder; Identify safe and effective modalities for pain management and the role of prescription opioids in this endeavor; Review the history of opioids, along with their classification as a controlled substance; Understand the pharmacology of opioid medications and how it affects the physiologic pain pathways
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
News & Information
blog
New CMS Rule Gives Dietitians Order-Writing Privileges

Starting July 11, 2014, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists will be able to order diets in hospitals under Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation …

Read More
blog
Leader in Online Education for Healthcare Professionals

ContinuingEducation.com is the leader in online education for healthcare professionals. We are the first choice for hundreds of healthcare organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals …

Read More
blog
A Complete Guide to CE for Dietitians and Nutritionists

As a Registered Dietitian (RD), or soon to be, you play a vital role in the healthcare community by providing expert advice on proper food and nutrition, counseling clients …

Read More