Management of Chronic Pain

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 minutes

Management of Chronic Pain

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify pain as the 5th vital sign.
  2. List several illnesses and conditions associated with chronic pain.
  3. Identify mechanisms for quantifying pain.
  4. Recognize potential challenges in the management of chronic pain.
  5. Describe pharmacologic therapy of chronic pain.
  6. Describe opiate side effects and withdrawal.
  7. Identify the differences between tolerance, physical dependence, addiction and pseudoaddiction.
  8. Identify key facts regarding urine drug testing.
  9. List elements of a narcotic contract.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
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Gary I. Levine, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

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