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The Appropriate Use of Opioid and Non-Opioid Analgesics

As medical providers we have a goal of reducing pain and suffering.  To achieve that goal we use opioid analgesics, non-opioid Analgesics, and other modalities.  This program will discuss the indications, contraindications, benefits, and risks of various forms of analgesia.

The DEA has instituted a rule that requires all healthcare providers to take 8 hours of Opioid Prescription Training to renew their DEA licenses.  This is known as the MATE act.

This course satisfied the MATE act training requirement.

It will be presented live on June 17 and rebroadcast on June 18, June 19 and July 23

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Define the risks and benefits of opioid analgesics.
  • Apply strategies to mitigate the risk of opioid dependency.
  • Employ appropriate analgesics based on individualized patient needs.
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Registration Fee

$49.00 Prior to May 1

$69.00 After May 1


Intended Audience

All Licensed Healthcare Providers with a DEA Registration who intend to prescribe Opioids

CME Online is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. CME Online has approved this activity for up to 20 continuing education contact hours.

Any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of faculty, planning committee, or any others who have influence over the content of the educational activity will be disclosed at the start of the educational activity.

Attendance Verification

Accreditation & Credit Designation for Podiatrists

CME Online  is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. CME Onlinehas approved this activity for a maximum of 8  continuing education contact hours.

Accreditation & Credit Designation for MD's, DO's Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and CME ONline. ACHL is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AAPA, AANP, and ANCC accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through their reciprocity agreements.

There will be attendance verification sign-ins during the seminar and the Webinar broadcast system will track to ensure attendees are connected.

To get full credit you must be connected for the full event and sign in at morning and afternoon attendance verifications.


Tentative Program: (subject to change.  Exact times of lectures and breaks to be published shortly)

Substance Abuse in the US – By the Numbers (statistics on Overdoses and trends)
What are the Laws and what is happening in the Courts
What is the patient perspective 
What guidelines are out there on prescribing narcotics
Understanding the nature of substance use disorders
Identification of Patients at risk of developing substance use disorders
strategies for the reduction of opioid use in the perioperative patient
Pharmacologic Alternatives for managing pain including CBD
Pharmacology of Opioids
Appropriate use of Prescription Drug Registries
Allodynia – what is is and how to address it
Proper Documentation when Prescribing Opioids
Patient Education Patient Contracts and Patient Engagement when prescribing Narcotics


Guidelines require that learners in CME activities be made aware of all relevant financial relationships affecting the presentation of the faculty member. ACHL and CME Online ensures that all faculty and staff involved in the planning, development, and implementation of activities disclose financial relationships held within 24 months and that relevant financial relationships are mitigated before a CME activity occurs. Complete information will be provided to learners prior to the start of the educational activity.