Interventional Pain: Pain Management Without Opioids


Interventional Pain: Pain Management Without Opioids



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anesthesiology, pain management, analgesics - opioid, narcotics, analgesics


Anesthesiology | Internal Medicine | Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences


Speaker: Daniel F. Lonergan, MD – Assistant Professor in Clinical Anesthesiology, Medical Director of Comprehensive Pain Service, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.


This enduring material is designed to examine the most current evidence for opioid therapy in order to utilize interventional and alternative strategies to reduce opioid therapy in pain patients.

Target Audience: This activity is designed for Physicians and Residents at HCA GME Hospitals.


This presentation was pre-recorded for HCA GME National Grand Rounds Series.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity you will be able to:

  • Discuss common causes of chronic pain.
  • Identify leading edge strategies in interventional pain management.
  • Compare and contrast a variety of classes of medications commonly used to treat pain.
  • Discuss current evidence for opioid therapy in chronic pain and how interventional/alternative strategies can reduce opioid use in pain patients.


HCA Graduate Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


HCA Graduate Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


HCA Graduate Medical Education is committed to providing CME that is balanced, objective, and evidence-based. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Requirements and Standards, all parties involved in content development are required to disclose any relevant conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. HCA Graduate Medical Education has established mechanisms to resolve conflicts of interest should they arise. The disclosure summary follows:

Bruce Deighton, PhD, Course Director: No Conflicts

Jessica Wells, Course Co-Director: No Conflicts

Daniel Lonergan, MD, Speaker: No Conflicts

Jonathan Snider, CME Coordinator: No Conflicts

Publication Dates:

Release Date: January 28, 2018

Expiration Date: January 28, 2021


Participant Instructions to Earn CME Credit:

To successfully complete this activity, participants will:

  • View the presentation in this enduring material.
  • Complete the posttest (you must score an 80% or higher posttest pass rate)
  • Complete and submit the CME evaluation through this link:

The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 45 minutes. Each participant will receive a certificate of credit once the required documents are received. If you attended this program live, you are unable to receive credit twice.

Commercial Support

HCA Graduate Medical Education has not received any commercial support for this activity.

Interventional Pain: Pain Management Without Opioids