Buprenorphine for the Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician
$25 for members; $50 for nonmembers
Currently few anesthesiologists and pain physicians initiate buprenorphine in patients suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). Initiating buprenorphine in this period has the potential to save lives. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians frequently encounter patients with comorbid OUD, thus are uniquely positioned to act. Proving an overview of buprenorphine and specific guidance on its use during the perioperative, postoperative, and clinic setting will be valuable in preventing morbidity and mortality related to OUD.
- Pharmacological overview
- Buprenorphine in the perioperative setting
- Buprenorphine in the outpatient setting
- Buprenorphine in the treatment of chronic pain
Scientific/Education Planning Committee
Elizabeth Bentley, PharmD, MSJ, BCPS; Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR
Lynn Kohan, MD; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Sudheer Potru, DO; Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Michael Sprintz, DO, DFASAM; Sprintz Center for Pain & Recovery, Shenandoah, TX
Eugene Viscusi, MD; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the benefits of continuing buprenorphine in the perioperative setting.
- Demonstrate how to convert patients to buprenorphine in the postoperative setting.
- Describe how and when to initiate buprenorphine in the out-patient setting as a bridge to opioid cessation and/or addiction treatment.
- Identify the unique safety qualities of buprenorphine in the treatment of chronic pain with and without opioid use disorder.
- Demonstrate knowledge of when an x-waiver is or is not needed to prescribe buprenorphine.
The educational activity is designed for physicians wanting to gain knowledge in the use of buprenorphine in the perioperative setting, treatment of acute and chronic pain, and its use as a bridge to opioid cessation and/or opioid treatment.
Accreditation and credit designation statements
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The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Nurse Practitioners: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM
Registered Nurses: Regulations dictate that only physicians may earn CME credits, however, many state Boards of Registered Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Attendees are responsible for confirming their specific board’s acceptance of ASRA-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM
The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®
This activity contributes to the CME requirements for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0.TM Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology.®
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Commercial support disclosure
No industry support has been received for this educational activity.
Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest
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