Available Until 2/4/2025

Good Grief! I Need Pain Relief! Treatment of Acute Pain

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-23-006-H01-P
Release Date: 02/04/2023
Expiration Date: 02/04/2025
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits:  0.25 contact hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

Activity Overview 

Pharmacists lack knowledge of effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management strategies. Providing pain management to opioid tolerant patients can be complicatedSimilarities exist for acute pain management in patients with high-dose chronic opioid therapy and those with opioid use disorderKnowledge of strategies for pain control in this patient population is lacking. In this episode, content matter experts share different approaches to pain management for patients who are opioid tolerant.      

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

These activities were planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists involved in acute pain management of opioid naïve and opioid tolerant patients. 

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify examples of non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management.
  • Discuss a treatment plan for acute pain in the opioid tolerant patient. 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

Maria Foy PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Jefferson Abington Health

Norman Pillsbury PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist/HCA Florida Ocala Hospital 

Jessica Nesheim, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialist
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center 

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

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