Beyond Opioids- The Multimodal Approach to Safe and Effective Pain Relief

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-19-019-H01-P
Release Date:May 16, 2019
Expiration Date: May 16, 2022
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available   

Accreditation for Pharmacists

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

Accreditation for Physicians

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity for pharmacists and physicians to implement new uses for non-opioids products for pain management strategy. 

Activity Overview

This one hour CE, divided in to four topical sections, provides current guidance for physicians and pharmacists on how to avoid overuse of opioids while still offering patients safe and effective pain relief. The sections include: reimbursement, intravenous non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, other non-opioid modalities, and local anesthetics. 

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize strategies to optimize pain management practices and effects on available reimbursement methods.
  • Compare intravenous non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) in current and expected future use.
  • Given a scenario, select non-opioid alternatives to incorporate in a pain management strategy.
  • Given a scenario, choose an appropriate local anesthetic and its place in multimodal analgesia. 

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Optimizing pain management
  • Current and future uses of intravenous non-steroidal and anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS)
  • Pain management strategy using non-opioid alternatives 

Faculty Information

Jawad N. Saleh, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York,  NY

Faculty Disclosures

In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control. 

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity. 

  •          All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity. 

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities,and discussions. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity. 

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