New Developments in Pain Management

Pharmacist CEU
Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

Pain is a universally understood sign of disease or injury, but it may also be considered a medical condition in its own right. The complexity associated with understanding or assessing pain makes its treatment challenging to the healthcare clinician. These difficulties can be serious when pain treatment gives rise to other health problems, such as medication tolerance or misuse. A newly approved oral drug, Seglentis, may offer an alternative pain management approach that addresses some of the challenges clinicians face when treating a patient’s pain. Future directions in pain management include new target-directed small-molecule analgesics, gene therapy, ligand-gated ion channels, anti-inflammatory cytokines, pain-modulating neurotransmitters, and image-guided delivery of locoregional pain syndromes.

Course Objectives

Provide an overview of pain types and characteristics

Describe pain modulation, assessment, and diagnosis

Describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management

Discuss current challenges in pain management

Discuss the new co-crystal (celecoxib and tramadol hydrochloride) drug for use in acute pain management

I. Introduction

II. Defining Pain

III. Types of Pain

IV. Acute and Chronic Pain

V. Pain Modulation

VI. Pain Assessment

VII. Pain Diagnosis

VIII. Managing Pain

1. Pharmacological Pain Treatments
2. Non-pharmacologic Pain Treatments
3. Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management

IX. Challenges of Pain Management

1. Misuse and Dependence on Opioids
2. Challenges of Pain Management in Long-Term Care

X. Seglentis

XI. Future Trends

XII. Summary

How to Earn Credit:
To earn credit for this course, participants must:
  1. Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
  2. Read the course material
  3. Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
  4. Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor

Faculty Planner Disclosure

The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Salam Kadhim, PhD, and Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNP-BC. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosures

The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of LLC. LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.

Computer Hardware/Software Requirements

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  • Operating System: Windows 7,8,10, or 11 /Mac OS X 10.9 or later/iOS/Android
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  • Target Audience: Pharmacist
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)
  • Activity Release Date: 11/11/2022
  • Activity Expiration Date: 11/11/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-22-064-H08-P
  • Topic: Pain Management/Opioids
  • CeBroker Number: 20-971124


Salam Kadhim, PhD



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