Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

Pricing

ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $50.00

Course description

Opioid addiction continues to be a national epidemic, and it's increasingly important for physicians and other clinicians to understand the risk management strategies needed to keep their patients safe when considering whether to prescribe these drugs.

This course focuses on the lifespan of prescribing opioid medication. Part one mainly focuses on the assessment of your patient - discussing the treatment plan with them and how to then initiate treatment. Part two continues the conversation of safely managing your patient on an opioid treatment plan.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Accurately assess patients with pain for consideration of an opioid trial
  • Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function
  • Initiate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks
  • Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate
  • Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion and overdose
  • Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids
  • Demonstrate working knowledge and ability to access general and specific information about opioids, especially those used in your practice

Disclosures

All faculty, content reviewers and planners who have had input into or contributed to the content have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities that may have an impact on the activity.

Target Audience

ISMS Members and their staff

CME information

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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 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.

Additional Information

Estimated time for completion: 
2 hours
Activity last reviewed: 
06/14/2017 - 4:30pm
Disclaimer: 

The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and health care providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 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 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 2.00 Participation Credit
Course opens: 
08/22/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
0

Timothy Lubenow, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Asokumar Buvanendran, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Available Credit

  • 2.00 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 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 2.00 Participation Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/22/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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