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There are many factors involved in the management of pain. These include evaluating the risks of benefits of opioid therapy, assessing the different types of pain, development of a safe and effective treatment plan, educating patients and caregivers, and understanding opioid use disorder. These activities summarize the key steps in safely and effectively assessing and treating patients with pain.


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  • David Bazzo, MDDavid Bazzo, MD
    University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Ron Crossno, MDRon Crossno, MD
    Kindred At Home
  • Katherine Galluzzi, DOKatherine Galluzzi, DO
    Department of Geriatrics, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Carol Havens, MDCarol Havens, MD
    Director of Physician Education and Development Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
  • Randall Hudspeth, PhDRandall Steven Hudspeth, PhD, APRN
    Advanced Practice Pain Management and Palliative Care, Boise, Idaho
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    LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute
  • Ed Salsitz, MDEdwin A. Salsitz, MD
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Barb St. Marie, ANPBarb St. Marie, PhD, AGPCNP, FAANP
    College of Nursing, University of Iowa