Harm Prevention and Harm Reduction in Opioid Safety
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
The opioid crisis continues to grow and incidents of misuse, mistreatment, addiction and overdose deaths are increasing. Medical professionals play a key role in facilitating the proper use of opioids by assessing risk and by addressing the harm of opioid use. Yet many patients have medical conditions that could significantly benefit from safe opioid use.
A growing body of research indicates that there are safeguards and protocols that physicians can use when prescribing opioids for their patients that can help minimize adverse effects. This program details safe and effective guidelines for opioid prescribing and standards of care in management of high-risk patients. Learners will understand unhealthy substance use patterns and distinguish between substance misuse and substance use disorder, current developments in the opioid crisis, and effective communication with patients regarding the prescription of an opioid.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Document current methods of risk screening for patients on opioid medications
- Determine calculations for daily morphine equivalents for various opioid medications
- Recognize current methods of risk maintenance, including urine drug screening, naloxone, and the prescription monitoring program
- Identify high risk patients, and formulate a comprehensive strategy for those patients
ISMS members and their staffs
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The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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William C. Campbell, DO
William C. Campbell, DO, is a board-certified physician with over 15 years of professional experience. He specializes in both family medicine and pain medicine at Health Solutions.
Dr. Campbell received his medical degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. He went on to complete a residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Throughout his career, Dr. Campbell has received immense training in osteopathic manipulation techniques. He has years of experience treating individuals with various musculoskeletal system problems and dedicates himself to providing long-term, positive results for all of his patients.
Dr. Campbell is currently the chair of the Family Medicine Department at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields and has an affiliation with numerous other Franciscan Health Centers. He is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and holds an active state medical license in both Indiana and Illinois.
Meets State-Mandated Requirements
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit