Pain Management for Pharmacy Professionals

Date: 9/14/2020 - 9/14/2023


Contact Hours: 2.0

ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-20-108-H08-T


The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians

Biologix Solutions LLC is approved as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education by NPTA.

This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program.

Author: Thao K. Huynh PharmD BCOP

Faculty Disclosures/Conflicts of Interest:  Author declared no conflict of interest and all information is provided fairly and without bias. Author received no commercial/financial support for this activity and do not approve or endorse any commercial products displayed.

Goals & Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the pathophysiology, classifications, and characteristic types of pain.

  • Discuss realistic and obtainable goals of pain management therapy.

  • Discuss available assessment tools.

  • Utilize multimodal analgesia to select an appropriate pain regimen.

  • Describe risks and benefits of first-line treatments to chronic pain.

  • Identify nonopioid medications for various types of chronic pain.

  • Identify nonpharmacologic treatment options for various types of chronic pain.

  • Discuss the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of analgesics.

  • List newly approved analgesic drugs and their drug class.

  • Convert between different opioid-containing formulations and recommend appropriate dosing.

  • Discuss effective strategies for appropriate opioid use, adverse effects, and proper disposal.

  • Outline risk factors in identifying patients’ potential for opioid tolerance and dependence.


Release Date:  09/14/2020
Expiration Date:  09/14/2023