1. Review the Course Information
Title: Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Opioid-induced Constipation to Optimize Outcomes of Patients with Chronic Pain
Origin: Combined PAFP and Temple University Department of Family Medicine CME Conference
Presenter: Jeffrey A. Gudin, MD
- Describe the prevalence of OIC and its effect on patient health, QOL and adequate pain management;
- Identify clinical barriers to accurate assessment of diagnosis and OIC;
- Describe the recommended assessment of patients with OIC and indications for initiation of treatment;
- Compare the relative efficacy and safety of currently available therapies for OIC.
Faculty Disclosure Statement: Consultant:BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, KemPharm, Quest Pharmaceuticals, Pernix TherapeuticsSpeakers’ Bureaus: AstraZeneca, Purdue Pharma, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.No conflict of interest exists.
CME Credits: .75 credits
Handouts: download here
Patient Safety (y/n): Yes
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3. Watch the Video
4. Take the Post -Test
This enduring material, Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Opioid-induced Constipation to Optimize Outcomes of Patients with Chronic Pain, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to .75 prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Certificate Explanation
You must complete the post-test as proof of participation in order to receive your CME certificate. After completion of the post-test, you will be directed to a webpage where you can download your CME certificate.