Acute Pain Management

Reducing Side Effects in Acute Pain Management


Sarah A. Kremen

Eugene R. Viscusi, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Zaldy Tan

Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, ARNP-C, CNS
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Opioid analgesics have been a mainstay in the management of moderate to severe acute pain, but guidelines and warnings issued in 2016 have meant that clinicians now need to dramatically shift their management strategies for acute pain. This heightened awareness about reducing the risk of opioid dependence has led to strategies that also help minimize opioid side effects in the treatment of acute, nontraumatic, nonsurgical pain. This 1-credit CE/CME activity for nurse practitioners and physician assistants details the current management of acute, nontraumatic, nonsurgical pain, focusing on the role of primary care in treatment selection, side effect management, and patient education about the risks and benefits of opioids.

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Release Date: May 8, 2017
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