Chronic Pain Management- Pharmacy Technician


  Credits  1.5

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Chronic pain has been defined as pain lasting longer than 3 to 6 months, or alternatively, pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time (e.g., 3 months). It is the number one symptom prompting Americans to seek medical care, yet it continues to be under-treated and mismanaged. Unremitting pain is associated with anxiety, depression, loss of independence, and interference with work and relationships. Effective management requires that healthcare professionals have basic pain medication knowledge and the skills necessary for the assessment and treatment of pain. This issue includes a review of pain control assessment, the basic prescribing principles for the use of non-opioid and opioid analgesics, and the preferred drugs of choice in selected situations. The rationale for the use of adjunctive medications, such as antidepressants, antiepileptics and topical analgesics is also summarized.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Tech Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 428-0000-09-026-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.