DescriptionProject ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. ECHO is led by an expert team that uses multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual learning sessions comprised of a short didactic followed by case presentations provided by participants.
The increase in mortality due to the misuse of prescription medications has caused the medical field to re-examine the use of opioids for pain management. This live online course explores the benefits and risks of opioids as well as various medications currently available for the treatment of chronic pain. This Chronic Pain ECHO is designed to provide medical professionals with specialized training in opioid prescribing and interventional pain management. Evidence-based practices will be shared by an interdisciplinary team of experts in chronic pain management, integrated family practice and medication-assisted therapy.
This video teleconferencing series, guided by experts, takes place over five bi-weekly modules (1-hour each) and covers topics such as:
Opioid Basics: Regulatory Update (CDC, NCMB & Stop Act)
The Urine Drug Screen
Psychology of Pain and Behavioral Health Treatment Modalities
Central Sensitization and Addiction: Identifying and Treating Substance Use Disorders
All program dates are streamed on the ECHO Zoom Platform from 7 AM to 8 AM.
Participant must login at 6:50 AM for attendance.
One credit hour is earned for each session attended.
Module 1: August 13, 2019
Module 2: August 27, 2019
Module 3: September 10, 2019
Module 4: September 24, 2019
Module 5: October 8, 2019
This program will include the three required topics outlined by the new CME requirement in
21 NCAC 32R .0101:
1. Controlled substances prescribing practices
2. Recognizing signs of the abuse/misuse of controlled substances
3. Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management
This program includes up to 1.0 hour per module of controlled substances content. As of July 1, 2017, all physicians (aside from residents), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and dentists who prescribe controlled substances must satisfy the controlled-substance prescribing CME requirement set forth in 21 NCAC 32R .0101. Requirements vary by discipline and board. Prescribers will turn in controlled substance CME when they renew licensure.
MAHEC engages in evaluation activities to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format. MAHEC assumes permission to use audio, video and still images from this program for promotional and educational purposes. Please speak with a staff member if you have any concerns.
By registering for this workshop, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with UNC Chapel Hill which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.
Co-sponsored by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, NPs, PAs, Behavioral Health Professionals, and Pharmacists
Upon completion of this knowledge-based educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe learned best practice for opioid prescribing in their medical practice
- Apply learned skills for interventional pain management to develop a specialty in office-based opioid treatment (OBOT)
- Discuss non-pharmacological alternatives for treating chronic pain in their medical practice
- Blake Fagan, MD
- Carriedelle H. Fusco, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
- Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH
- Martha H. Teater, MA,LMFT,LCAS,LPC,NNC