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From trusted faculty and national opioid experts, you’ll find valuable resources such as videos, whiteboard animations, infographics, patient stories, information about opioid use and abuse, and important questions to ask your doctor pertaining to your health concerns. It is our goal to help you and your healthcare provider develop a treatment plan, and discover ways you can promote a healthy lifestyle that improves your health outcomes.

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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Principles of Communication and Recognizing Patient Needs

The conclusion of this 3-part series features expert faculty focusing on a collaborative patient-centered approach in order to guide optimal pain management, which includes applying an evidence-based approach to chronic pain management and improving prescribing practices through pharmacovigilance.


Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: New Approaches to Safe and Effective Pain Management

In part 2 of this 3-part series, expert faculty focus on the four-step approach that follows the SOAP (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) approach to pain management, as well as principles of communication with patients experiencing pain in order to help clinicians appropriately prescribe the best therapy for pain management in each patient.


Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Reducing the Burden of Pain in a Changing Landscape

This 3-part online series reflects the insights and guidance from experts in pain medicine, primary care, addiction, orthopedic surgery, oral surgery, the physician assistant community, and the DEA Educational Foundation. Part 1 is focused on the pain landscape, including the different types of pain and pain pathways, the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, non-pharmacologic options for managing pain, and tools for evaluating addiction risk. The goal is to provide best practice strategies for clinicians who encounter and manage patients with acute and chronic pain.


Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action to Save Our Communities

To better understand pain pathways, Augmented Reality will transport learners into an interactive illustration of the brain/body reaction to pain and factors that influence pain perception. Join Dr. Gold and Dr. Stanos in an interactive discussion of pain management strategies to optimize safe and responsible management of acute and chronic pain.