Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education program is to discuss ways in which clinicians can safely and appropriate manage illnesses such as chronic pain with controlled substances. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the safe and effective management of chronic pain syndrome when prescribing opioid pain medications.
  • Identify methods for monitoring patients during chronic treatment with controlled substances who are at risk for or suffering from substance use disorder.
  • Learn about managing substance use disorder, including opioid weaning protocols and medication-assisted treatment.
  • Describe the importance of multidisciplinary communication in identification and treatment of substance abuse and misuse.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.