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Kelli Goldsborough, FNP - Treating Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

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1.0 CE credit (1.0 pharmacology)
Completion Time
1 hour
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December 31, 2025
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Acute Care, Adult, Family, Gerontological, Pediatric, and Psychiatric / Mental Health
Clinical Topics
CDC, Diagnosis, Mental Health, Pain, Pharmacology, Primary Care, and Treatment

This presentation meets

Maryland’s 2018 requirement for applicants registering for new or renewing CDS registration (Safe Prescribing of Opioids)

and the

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 stipulates for all DEA-registered practitioners an 8-hour training requirement. Beginning on June 27, 2023, the act requires all renewing and new DEA applicants to testify that they have completed 8 CE hours on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

  • The training does not have to occur in one session.
  • This is a one-time training requirement affirmation.
  • There are a couple of exceptions, so read the DEA's letter if you are a specialty provider or a new graduate.
  • More information from DEA Diversion Control

Learning Objectives

➔Explain the process for prescribing pain medication for a person with a known history of OUD.

➔ Explain the difference in managing acute and chronic pain.

➔State alternate methods of pain management for patients with OUD.


Kelli Goldsborough
Kelli Goldsborough MSN, CCM, FNP-C

Kelli Goldsborough was previously certified as CHPN and performed palliative care and pain management for patients with terminal illness for 5 years and worked alongside palliative pharmacists for assistance in titrating pain medications for patients with various types of pain. Since transitioning from bedside nurse to NP, she has had experience with both acute and chronic pain as a primary care provider. She has dealt often with chronic neuropathic pain in wound care patients. Most recently, she works in an inpatient addiction setting treating patients with various types of addiction and managing both their acute and chronic conditions.

CE Information

This activity offers 1.0 CE credit (1.0 pharmacology) to attendees.

Accredited by AANP.

Physicians, PAs, and licensed social workers can claim 1.0 Category 2 CME for this presentation.



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