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CMDA Ethics Statement on Opioids and Treatment of Pain

Review Date: August 26, 2020
Original Release Date: November 23, 2020
Termination Date: November 22, 2023

[1.5 hours]

This course is available for physician, dentist, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner continuing education. A general attendance certificate is also available.
AGD Subject Code 340

The purpose of this course is to increase competence in our learners by providing education on multimodality approaches to pain management, encourage reasonable expectations for treatment of pain and the risks of opioids, including when taken in combination with other respiratory suppressants.

Objectives:

  • Discuss how to implement a multimodality approach to pain management for your patients.
  • Identify reasonable expectations for treatment of pain for your patients. 
  • Describe risks of opioids, including in combination with other respiratory suppressants.