Chronic Pain Management with Opioid Analgesics: A Pharmacist Perspective
Paper Symposium
Activity Date: April 2008  — Activity Info: Volume5, (1)
Goals & Objectives | Faculty | Introduction | Full Activity Content | CME Test & Evaluation (CME Expired)


To provide community pharmacists with up-to-date information regarding their role in managing the treatment of patients with chronic pain.

This activity is designed for community pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the use of opioid analgesics as a treatment option for chronic noncancer pain.
  • Identify the barriers associated with opioid therapy and methods to overcome these obstacles to optimize treatment. 
  • Manage symptom control and improve quality of life in patients with refractory pain.
  • Propose guidelines to enhance the knowledge and skills of pharmacists with equianalgesic conversion.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for pharmacists.

This program is sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy who is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this program will provide 2 contact hours credit (0.2 CEUs). Successful completion includes reading the materials, completing the post-test with a score of at least 70%, and completing the program evaluation. If you score less than 70% on the post-test, you will be allowed to complete the post-test 1 more time. A statement of CE credit will be available on-line immediately following successful completion of the program. ACPE Program # 064-000-08-201-H01-P

This continuing education activity was produced under the supervision of  Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean for Continuing Pharmacy Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity: 2 hours.

Release date: April 15, 2008. Expiration date: April 15, 2010.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

This program is supported by an educational grant from King Pharmaceuticals.

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