Treating Pain Safely: An Update for Prescribers

Apr 28, 2020 Planning Medicine Pharmacy

Treating Pain Safely: An Update for Prescribers


In the interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible during the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be postponing this event. Given the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, we do not know at this point if we will be able to reschedule the conference but will be in touch as soon as we have more details.

In recognition for specific education on opioid use disorder (OUD) and innovative treatment for chronic and/or acute pain, this new workshop will provide updated information on evidenced-based treatment modalities including non-opioid alternatives to pain management. Medical providers will gain tools to reduce the risk of opioid overdose, treat pain safely and the skills to screen and treat substance use disorders (SUDs) in a patient-centered way.

Participants will gain knowledge on:

  • Updated tapering recommendations for patients on chronic opioid therapy
  • Enhanced information on harm reduction strategies
  • Emerging data of postoperative pain management for patients with OUD
  • Addressing stigma and bias that prevent patients from receiving the best care

    Co-Sponsored By:

    UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

    In Collaboration With:

    ArchPro Coding

    With the Support Of:

    ArchPro Coding


    ArchPro Coding

    By registering for this workshop, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital, which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.

    This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    This program was designed to satisfy, in full, the North Carolina Medical Board's CME requirement for controlled substance prescribers. 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.

    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.

    Target Audience

    The program is recommended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and podiatrists.


    Pharmacy: Upon completion of this knowledge based educational activity, participants will be able to:

    • Describe and examine the impact of the opioid crisis
    • Identify and apply the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute and/or chronic pain
    • Summarize and apply the STOP Act of 2017
    • List and differentiate the opioid alternatives for acute and chronic pain
    • Discuss the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment
    • Interpret how stigma and bias create barriers to effective treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD)


    • Carriedelle H. Fusco, RN, MSN, FNP-BC


    Planning Treating Pain Safely: An Update for Prescribers
    4/28 5:30 PM–8:45 PM


    .000 ACPE


    The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    This program ACPE 0046-9999-20-031-L01-P will provide up to 3.0 Contact Hours of continuing education. No partial credit will be given.

    Credit statements can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. In order to receive CE credit, attendance must be acknowledged at the registration desk upon arrival at the program. Participants will evaluate this program using a standard evaluation form.

    .300 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for .30 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

    3.000 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 3.0 Contact Hours.

    3.000 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: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    FREE Registration Fee - Free, but must register to attend
    Applies 2/20/20–4/28/20