Presenter(s): Rebecca C. Anderson, PhD
About the webinar: In a changing prescribing environment, providers are urged to consider non-opioid treatments to manage chronic pain when benefits of opioids do not outweigh their risks for individual patients. It is important that providers make a rational case for an opioid taper to these patients, while addressing patients’ concerns and emotional reactions, and set reasonable expectations for the taper. Multiple options are available to treat pain without opioid therapy. These can be utilized within an integrative approach with a focus on behavioral therapies that foster patient buy-in and active participation to improve pain control while enhancing quality of life.
- Employ a strategy to communicate with patients about the rationale for an opioid taper
- Describe several integrated approaches to the management of pain without the use of opioids
- Formulate a plan to utilize integrative approaches into their practices with their patients
Continuing Education: The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) provides an enduring webinar titled “Navigating Perception and Managing Expectations in a Changing Prescribing Environment: Addressing the Need for an Opioid Taper and Managing the Patient from an Integrative Approach” and offers continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Successful completion requires that participants register for the webinar and complete a pre-test, participate, and complete an online post-test and evaluation. Participants receive their CME certificates after they submit their evaluations online.
Accreditation: The American Academy of Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The American Academy of Pain Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.