Updates in Pain Management Pharmacology: Clinical Implications and Side Effects

Description: Chronic pain is a nationwide epidemic, leading to decreased functionality, productivity, and significant health care costs. With the current opioid crisis, pain management pharmacology is an important topic.  Proper management of opioid and non-opioid treatments is essential for the safe management of pain.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the current opioid crisis
  • Discuss non opioid management for pain including analgesics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and anti-inflammatories.
  • Describe prudent and proper opioid management
  • Explain how interdisciplinary pain management can empower patients to manage their pain, maintain a healthy lifestyle, return to work, and minimize their medication burden.

Instructor: Shana Margolis, MD, Attending Physician Shirley Ryan Ability Lab; Assistant Professor Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Physical Therapy 

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069.

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1 contact hour.

Occupational Therapy 

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.10 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process

Basic Computer Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker or headset to listen to recorded audio files
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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