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Addressing PA's Opioid Crisis: What the Health Care Team Needs to Know (CME)

The program covers a variety of tools and resources for prescribers and dispensers to better address opioid addiction with their patients.

Session 1: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Non-Cancer Pain

  • Analyze your prescribing practices against new statewide guidelines and
  • Identify when and why to prescribe opioid medications

Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 1

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 1


Session 2: Naloxone

  • Address the use of Naloxone as an opioid antidote.
  • Review regulatory requirements for prescribing Naloxone to third-party first responders.
  • Assess Naloxone prescribing options and best practices

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 2

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 2


Session 3: Referral to Treatment

  • Address Substance Use Disorders
  • Explore screening and assessment tools
  • Review intervention strategies
  • Assess best practices in referrals to specialists, rehabilitation services, and community resources

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 3

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 3


Session 4: PA-PDMP

  • Identify how Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can increase the quality of patient care and how other states are using PDMPs.
  • Describe the operation of Pennsylvania’s PDMP
  • Review prescriber and dispenser roles and responsibilities, including when to query the PDMP
  • Discuss third-party access to the PDMP and safeguards to protect the Program data

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 4

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 4

 


Session 5: PA-PDMP – Be smart. Be safe. Be sure.

  • Outline a plan to review and incorporate PDMP data into clinical decision making process.
  • Identify potential “red flags” that you should consider in the patient PDMP record
  • Review practice case studies

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for this Session

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for this Session


Session 6: What Health Care Teams Need to Know –
Alternatives to Opioid Therapy

  • Discuss evidence-based alternatives to opioid therapy for chronic pain management, including non-opioid medications, therapeutic procedures and interventions, physical and manipulative therapy, complementary medicine, and behavioral health.
  • Assess recommendations and incorporate alternative therapies into patient care as applicable to achieve a more multi-modal approach to chronic pain management.

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 6

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 6


 

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The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Enduring material posted: Sept. 16, 2015

Enduring material expires: Dec. 31. 2017

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mbrognamd@state.pa.us

Excellent presentation on an important topic.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:06:33 PM

jraczek

Basic information presented in a organized fashion.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 4:47:10 PM

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