Rural Opioid Prescriber Online Series - Module 2: Non-Opioid Analgesics

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Starts On: Mon, 10/9/2023: 12:00 AM
Ends On: Fri, 10/10/2025: 12:00 AM
Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Credits: 1.25
Description: This series is designed to train providers in opioid prescribing best practices through 6 enduring online modules. These modules satisfy the 3-hour requirement in Opioid Safe Prescribing Practices by IDFPR to renew Controlled Substances Registration in Illinois.

Adjuvant analgesics have been proven to be effective in managing mild to moderate pain, despite being designed to treat other health conditions. In Module 2, Chris Herndon, PharmD, BCACP, of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, discusses how adjuvant analgesics act in the pain pathways and which are considered first-line. He also discusses the risks and benefits of usage as well as the importance of adjuvant analgesic selection based on current guidelines and patient history.

Chris Herndon, PharmD

Disclosures: None of the speakers or planners have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

This webinar presentation was recorded on July 8, 2021.

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. The SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT: The SIU School of Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 - American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.25 AAP Category 1 CME credit for completing this program.
 - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME as an equivalent number of hours of participation.
 - SIU School of Medicine is preapproved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Nurses may receive a maximum of 1.25 contact hour for completing this activity.
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 - All other attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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Objectives: At the conclusion, learners will be able to:
  1. Describe where adjuvant analgesics act in the pain pathways.
  2. State which adjuvants are considered first-line analgesics.
  3. Choose an adjuvant analgesic for a given patient, based on current guidelines and/or evidence-based medicine.
  4. Compare risks and benefits of different adjuvant analgesics for a given patient.
Additional Information: You will need a password to view the videos. It is: ROPTP-Mod2

For additional resources, visit the Rural Opioid Prescribing Best Practices website.

Sponsor: SIU School of Medicine and Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Dr. Christopher Herndon, PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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