DescriptionLiterature 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 by:
*Describing the impact of the opioid crisis
*Identifying the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute pain and the STOP Act
*Discussing opioid alternatives and office policies for safe opioid prescribing
This program was designed to satisfy, in part, 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.
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Approximate time to complete the course: One hour
Learner content includes: PowerPoint and Posttest
Participants will have 45 days from the date of their registration to complete this course. After that date, course materials will no longer be accessible.
Release date: 2.1.21
Expiration date: 2.1.23
Continuing Dental Education: 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
North Carolina Health Education Centers designate this activity for up to 1 hour of continuing education credit.
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Disclaimer: Dental Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some information or presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. MAHEC acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques or procedures to ensure that they have attained competence. Sponsorship of continuing education courses by MAHEC does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution.
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.
The program is recommended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists and dentists.
- 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 office policies for opioids
- Blake Fagan, MD
Treating Pain Safely: 2021 Online Update for Prescribers for Safe Opioid Prescribing
12/31 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.10 CEU as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
1.000 Contact Hours
Nurse Practitioners: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.00 contact hour.
1.000 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.0 contact hour.
1.000 CME for Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
Accreditation 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 this online enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Disclosure Statement MAHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support to continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the time of the activity.
1.000 ADA CERP
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.
North Carolina Health Education Centers designate this activity for up to 1.00 hour of continuing education credit.