Opioid Physiology and Effectiveness
This course describes how opioids work, how they lose their effect and cause hyperalgesia. It will also review studies demonstrating their weak evidence of benefit and extremely high toxicity levels.
This activity is designed for Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians, and Nurses
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Communicate why opioids lose their effect over time
- Describe studies indicating that opioids provide imperceptible benefit when taken longer than 2 months
- Characterize the extremely high toxicities associated with chronic and/or high-dose use
Michael McNett, MD; AdvocateAurora Health
It is the policy of Aurora Health Care Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored education activities. All participating faculty, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. All faculty and planning committee members have attested that their financial relationships do not affect their ability to present well-balanced evidence-based content for this activity. Specific disclosure information for each course faculty will be shared with the audience prior to the faculty’s presentation.
No faculty, presenters, planners, or anyone controlling content have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AttendanceAttendance Credit
- 1.00 ABIM MOC Part IISuccessful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.