Acute Pain Management

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 3 consultant recertification hours.

Program Details

  • Intended Audience:  Pharmacists interested in Acute Pain Management
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-22-021-H08-P
  • Contact Hours: 3.0 Consultant Recertification/General hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists
  • Program Fees: $50.00
  • UAN Release Date: 07/01/2022
  • UAN Expiration Date: 07/01/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.
  • Format Type: This course is self-paced, fully online.
  • Time to Complete: All coursework must be completed 365 days from the date of registration.


This CPE program will introduce the participant to the assessment and management of acute pain. This program will be given in two parts. Part 1 will focus on acute non-surgical pain while Part 2 will focus on acute surgical pain and patient controlled analgesia. The principles of patient assessment using pain scales to identify the quality and severity of a patient’s pain in order to develop a patient specific treatment and monitoring plan are introduced. This program will provide the consultant pharmacist with knowledge and skill in the selection of drug therapy and recommend appropriate efficacy and safety monitoring for both opioid and non-opioid therapies used in the management of both acute non-surgical and surgical pain.   

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 3.0 contact hours to meet requirements pursuant to CHAPTER 64B16-26, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64B16-26.300, Florida Administrative Code.


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At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain key differences between acute and chronic pain
  • Identify the types of pain based on a patient’s reports of symptoms
  • Explain the importance of proper assessment in pain management
  • Identify the consequences of untreated pain
  • Explain the concept of multimodal therapy for acute pain
  • List the common therapies used for acute pain
  • Recommend treatment and monitoring plans for patients with varying severities of acute non-surgical pain
  • Describe the monitoring process for acute pain therapies
  • Identify concerns associated with procedural pain control
  • Describe the process of using a PCA in acute pain

Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Adonice Khoury
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Adonice Khoury Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor

Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Course Completion

Review the course material, receive a 70% or higher on the post-test, and submit a course evaluation.

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.

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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.