18ME064 - Treating Pain Safer: One hour Online Course for Safe Opioid Prescribing

Mar 15–Dec 31, 2020 Closed Dentistry Medicine

18ME064 - Treating Pain Safer: One hour Online Course for Safe Opioid Prescribing


This course is now closed.

Literature has shown that prescribers receive little education on the treatment of pain resulting in less effective pain treatment with worse outcomes. Participants will learn the evidence-based analysis of the relative effectiveness of medications and their side effects, recommendations on how to improve treatment of acute and chronic pain and recognizing substance use/opioid use disorders. Participants in this online educational activity must pass a posttest for successful completion. This course will focus on acute pain treatments/prescribing that can decrease the likelihood of long-term use.

As of July 1, 2017 all physicians (other than residents), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and dentists who prescribe controlled substances must satisfy the controlled-substance prescribing CE requirement as set forth by their NC professional boards. Requirements vary by discipline and board. Prescribers will turn in controlled substance CE credits when they renew licensure.

Course Objectives:
1. Describe the impact of the opioid crisis
2. Identify the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute pain and the STOP Act
3. Discuss opioid alternatives and office policies for safe opioid prescribing

Cost: $ 25

Release date: 3.15.18
Expiration date: 3.15.21

ADA CERP Credit: The North Carolina Health Education Centers are an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers designates this activity for up to 1.0 hour of continuing education credit.

Disclosure Statement/Conflict of Interest: In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, MAHEC, as part of the North Carolina Health Education Centers, is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. MAHEC is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit:
Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course will offer 1.0 contact hour(s) which will fulfill the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiner and Podiatry Examiners, OR 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit which fulfills 1.0 hour of the 3.0 hours required every 3 years to meet the North Carolina Medical Board's requirement for controlled substance continuing education.

Target Audience

Prescribers including: physicians, dentists, podiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants