Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the challenges of acute pain management in patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
  2. Identify appropriate goals and treatment modalities for acute pain in patients with OUD.
  3. Discuss communication strategies with the patient and healthcare team to keep patients safe and engaged in care.


  • David Tauben, MD
  • Jared W. Klein, MD
  • Jospeh O. Merrill, MD
  • Debra B. Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN


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