AAPM 2020 REMS Course Now Freely Accessible Online
AAPM 2020 featured a CME preconference titled Strategies for Effective Pain Management that is now available as an online course. This REMS-compliant training program was produced by Pri-Med, and the online activity is free though registration via Pri-Med's website is required.
The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain versus the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med's Strategies for Effective Pain Management curriculum focuses on improving practitioners' ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including non-opioid pharmacologic interventions; and providing risk reduction strategies through integration of opioids into individualized pain management plans. Clinicians will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse to manage patients' pain and medication use optimally.