The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials Online - Module 4: Treatment - Pharmacological Approaches

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The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials Online
Module 4: Treatment - Pharmacological Approaches

On-Demand Module

Overview

Treating pain and addiction is a complex topic that many providers struggle to understand. This 1-hour on-demand module is the first of two in the Essentials Online series that focuses on treatment approaches for pain and addiction. This module will focus on pharmacological treatment options while the next module, Module 5, will focus on non-pharmacological treatment options. Together, these two modules will provide guidance for practitioners to develop evidence-based treatment plans for patients with pain and addiction in alignment with the patient’s treatment goals, communicate with the patient about the treatment plan and manage and monitor patient progress effectively. Specifically, Module 4 will discuss options for non-opioid and opioid pharmacological management of chronic pain, drug monitoring, limitations of the pharmacological approach, and treating acute pain. 

This module is part of The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials, a series of 6 online modules that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary approaches. All modules can be taken together as a full 6-hour course or can be taken individually to fill learner knowledge gaps in pain and addiction topics. 

Learners looking for more advanced topics in pain and addiction should register for the Applied Skills Workshop (intermediate level) or the Common Threads Course (advanced level), learn more here

The target audience for this module includes: primary care physicians, fellows in training and residents, providers who are new to addiction medicine or are early in their career and other members of the care team who are looking for introductory topics on pain and addiction.

This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning and Improvement. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of patient-centered and trauma-informed communication to engage and motivate patients in establishing goals for the treatment of their pain and addiction.
  2. Explain options and considerations for non-opioid pharmacological management of pain in patients with pain and addiction.
  3. Explain options and considerations for opioid pharmacological management of pain in patients with pain and addiction.
  4. Summarize aspects of a comprehensive and ongoing monitoring program for patients using opioids and other controlled substances.
  5. Discuss a rationale for a multimodal approach to treatment, given the limitations of a medication-only approach to the treatment of pain and addiction.

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Associate Member$19
Resident Member*$19
Student Member*$19

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Registration Deadline: 1/24/2025

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Donald R. Teater

MD, MPH

Don Teater MD, MPH is a family physician who has worked in western North Carolina for the past 30 years. Since 2004 he has focused on the intersection of pain, opioids, and addiction. Don was the lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

From 2013-2016, Don was the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council leading their effort to reduce opioid abuse and overdose in the community and in the workplace. He continues to work with federal and state government organizations, medical organizations and nonprofits in addressing many aspects of the opioid epidemic.

While working on the public health aspects of the opioid epidemic, he sees patients one day a week treating opioid use disorder and chronic pain in Waynesville, NC by telemedicine. He also works one week each month as a pain and addiction specialist seeing Alaska Native patients with the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau, AK.

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ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

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American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Tmoc credit requirements.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.

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