Rita Agarwal, MD

David Casavant, MD

Accredited by

American Academy of Pediatrics

Course Description

The main goals of this course are to increase the number of pediatricians who understand how to assess and treat pain as well as how to identify patients at risk for misusing and abusing opioid medications.

Case studies presented in this course provide the opportunity to apply the pain screening and management techniques to patient and family case situations. After completing this course, you will be able to:

• Identify appropriate pain assessment tools for children of different ages.
• Select scales that may be used in cognitively impaired children.
• List current dosing guidelines and recommendations for analgesic medications.
• Describe common clinical factors that may influence opioid dosing.
• Identify considerations for treating acute pain in children at increased risk of developing adverse events.
• Recall the origins and scope of the opioid crisis in the United States.
• Review guidelines on the proper use of opioid analgesia.
• Use tools to screen for substance use.
• Discuss management of opioid misuse.
• Recognize when to enlist the help of substance use specialists.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CE
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Sep-27
Expiration Date:2019-Oct-26
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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