Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome!Literature has shown that prescribers receive little education on the treatment of pain, resulting in less effective pain treatment with worse outcomes. Attendees 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 how to recognize substance use/opioid use disorders. This program will include the three required topics outlined by the new CME requirement in 21 NCAC 32R .0101:
• Controlled substances prescribing practices
• Recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances
• Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management
This program includes up to 3.0 hours of controlled substances content. Per NCAC rules: 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 requirements as set forth by their licensing boards; requirements vary by discipline and board.
SNOW DATE: February 26, 2019
By registering for this program, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with RENEW Bryson City, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity.
The program is recommended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, nurse practitioners, and podiatrists.
Upon completion of this knowledge based educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the impact of the opioid crisis
- Identify the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute pain
- Identify the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain
- Discuss what to do with patients on opioids that fall outside the guidelines
- Blake Fagan, MD