Chronic Pain: Responsible Opioid Prescribing
This 60-minute, lecture-based presentation addresses comorbid conditions that may exist in patients reporting pain; compares acute pain with chronic pain in symptomatic patients; reviews a treatment plan for patients reporting chronic pain; discusses patient opioid use and counseling on the risk of dependency; and identifies effective strategies for self-management of chronic pain conditions.
Listen to the lecture and follow along with the slides. Submit the post-test for CME credit, free to AAFP members.
Scott Fishman, MD, is chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He earned a medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, American Board of Pain Medicine, and American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr Fishman is president and board chair of the American Pain Foundation. He is a consultant to numerous government agencies and organizations such as the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the US Department of Health and Human Services and state medical boards. He is also senior editor of the journal Pain Medicine and is on the editorial boards of numerous other medical journals.
It is the policy of the American Academy of Family Physicians that all CME planning committee/faculty/authors/editors/staff disclose their relationships with commercial entities upon nomination/invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and, if identified, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those participants who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this CME activity. Dr Fishman has confirmed that he has no such affiliations or financial interests to disclose.
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This CME activity is supported in part by an education grant to the AAFP from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent those of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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