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Opioid Mortality Epidemic-What Prescribing Physicians Can Do (2 hour Monograph)

Hours: 2.00

Best suited for: Physicians of all specialties who may treat patients with opioids and controlled substances. Other interested healthcare practitioners are welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: December 30, 2015
Review Date: June 30, 2018
Expiration Date: December 30, 2018


Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1)    Describe and assess the effectiveness of recent regulations aimed at reducing opioid
2)    Characterize the state of clinical practice guidelines on the subject of prescribing
       long-term opioids.
3)    Explain principles of conservative prescribing as they apply to pain medications.
4)    Define your own policies on prescribing controlled substances: implement the most
       appropriate tools and guidelines for managing patients receiving opioids in your

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit.

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Information - Read

CME Credit: 2.0


State Requirements:
Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida -  This activity includes content in Preventing Medical Errors
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety

Disclosure Policy - Read

Disclosure Statement: The speakers, medical writer, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Author: Ruth Ryan RN, BSN, MSW - Read Bio

About the Expert Reviewer: Karl N. Hanson, MD, FAAFP - Read Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2015

Bibliography: To view and download References & Resources for this presentation, please select the Tab/Link below.

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This course is offered through Experix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Insurance, and is based on more than 30 years' experience in providing continuing medical education. This course is complimentary for Physicians Insurance members.

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