17075 - Fast Fact Course 6 Non-Opioid Adjuvant Analgesics
Course Description: Patients with serious illness are at risk for poorly-controlled pain which could severely impact their quality of life in their last months of life. In the setting of the opioid crisis, which has led to significant public health threats in the United States and other western countries, there has been a movement to better understand and utilize non-opioid analgesics. This trend also applies to palliative care and hospice patients. To prescribe non-opioid analgesics in a safe and effective manner, clinicians must be knowledgeable of the adjuvant analgesics available, their mechanism of action, the indications for their use, and safety considerations. In this module, users can attain 1.0 hours of CME credit after successful completion of all of the following tasks:
- Content review of ten Fast Facts and Concepts covering the following topics:
- Lidocaine patch
- Steroids for bone pain
- Antidepressants for neuropathic pain
- Antiepileptic drugs for neuropathic pain
- Pregabalin versus gabapentin
- Oral versus intravenous acetaminophen
- Skeletal muscle relaxants
- A score of 70% or higher on a 10 question quiz covering this content
- Completion of a course evaluation
Module 6: Fast Facts #129, #132, #148, #187, #228, #271, #289, #290, #302, #340
To review Fast Facts for Module 6 go to PCNOW: https://www.mypcnow.org/cme-landing
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, palliative care care givers
- List three non-opioid medications that can be utilized for neuropathic pain.
- Describe starting doses and indications for three non-opioid adjuvant medications.
- Highlight three safety considerations when prescribing non-opioid adjuvants.
In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Sean Marks, MD
David Weissman, MD
Drew Rosielle, MD
In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved:
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ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 150930.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.