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Pain Management and Risks Associated with Substance Use; Practice Recommendations

Webinar Description: Assessing and managing pain while evaluating risks associated with substance use and substance use disorders continues to be a challenge faced by health care clinicians. The American Society for Pain Management Nursing and the International Nurses Society on Addictions uphold the principle that all persons with co-occurring pain and substance use or substance use disorders have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and receive evidence-based, high quality assessment, and management for both conditions. The updated position statement and practice recommendations will be discussed to guide care of all patients and those with SUD increased risk.

Educational Objectives:

  • Review the position statement as the foundation for formulating appropriate care and assessing for risk of SUD
  • Discuss impact of stigmatization on treatment of pain in persons with SUD
  • Identify available tools to use in an integrated, holistic multidimensional approach to assessment and treatment
  • Summarize practice recommendations clinicians, healthcare systems, and policy makers/legislators
Certificate Instructions

Requirements for successful activity completion:

In order to successfully complete this activity and obtain your Certificate, you will be required to:

  1. Course Content: Complete the pre-reflection question and view the recorded presentation.

  2. Click Survey and answer the questions to the best of your ability.
    Upon completion of this survey, it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the final course evaluation. 

  3. Click Evaluation to complete the final PCSS course evaluation.

  4. Following your completion of the evaluation, you must select and claim your certificate on the next page. Once claimed, a download button will appear in your transcript. If you do not see the download button or can not access your certificate, return to the course evaluation, and claim your certificate.

  5. You will then have access to your Certificate of Completion. 
Note: This archived webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email 

Availability: On-Demand
Access expires on 06/29/2026
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 Attendance Credit
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