The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians who prescribe or distribute opioids with an appreciation for the complexities of opioid prescribing and drug diversion or misuse in order to provide the best possible patient care and to prevent a growing social problem.
Released: 12/01/2020 Expires: 12/01/2022
Course Objectives: At the end of this session, each attendee should be able to:
Create comprehensive treatment plans for patients with pain that address patient needs as well as drug diversion prevention
Evaluate behaviors that may indicate drug seeking or diverting as well as approaches for patients suspected of misusing opioids.
Identify state laws governing the proper prescription and monitoring of controlled substances
Target Audience: This program is designed for all SC Physicians and other interested medical professionals
Faculty and Planner Disclosures: None of the faculty or planners have any Relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: There was no commercial support received for this Enduring material.
To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ you must complete the following: • Watch this course in its entirety. • You must correctly answer 75% of the post-test questions. • Complete the evaluation form.
Hardware/Software Requirements: • Windows: X86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for IE only) 1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound card and speakers. Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome 12+, and Firefox 3.6+ • Mac: a Mac running Mac OS 10.4.11+ (Browsers must be in 32-bit mode), an Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound capabilities, and Safari 5.1+, Google Chrome 16.0+.
Department of Health and Human Services interactive tool Pathways to Safer Opioid Use to promote safer and more appropriate use of prescription medications by patients and prescribers. https://health.gov/hcq/training-pathways.asp
Kerns, R. D. P. D. (2012). VA National Pain Management Strategy Implementation of the Stepped Care Model.
2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits The South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) designates this live for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The South Carolina Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
To be compliant with the AMA’s “Physician’s Recognition Award and Credit System,1” we require physicians to attest to the amount of time they are claiming credit – which should be commensurate with the extent of time they participate in a CME activity.
To assure compliance, we now require all physicians attending or participating in an accredited CME activity, to complete the “contact information” portion of the evaluation and, specifically, sign where indicated on the evaluation.
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