Medications/Pain Management/Opioids

Home > Learn & Lead > Topics > Medications/Pain Management/Opioids & Lead:Topics:Medications/Pain Management/Opioids<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/PublishingImages/MedicationsPainManagementOpioids.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />The ever-growing number of patients dealing with chronic pain, and the illicit use of high-risk medications by pill shoppers are just a few of the underlying challenges physicians associate with prescribing certain medications.</p><p>PAMED has created a number of online CME programs to help physicians combat this growing crisis, including a four-part series entitled: "<a href="/learn-lead/topics/medications-pain-management-opioids/OpioidsCrisisCME">Addressing PA's Opioid Crisis: What the Health Care Team Needs to Know</a>."</p> to FAQs on New Opioids Continuing Education Requirements <p>​A Pennsylvania bill signed into law on Nov. 2, 2016, requires dispensers or prescribers applying for an initial license and those applying for re-licensure to complete opioids continuing education. Here are answers to frequently asked questions on this education requirement.<br></p> Use of Opioids to Treat Chronic Pain<p>​This five-part online CME series teaches physicians best practices in opioid prescribing.</p>Members Only;# Hand-Off videoVideo Demonstration of the Warm Hand-Off: Helping Patients Pursue Treatment for Addiction<p>​The Pennsylvania Medical Society has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other groups to create continuing medical education about opioid abuse and misuse. Learn more at</p> Problematic Substance Use with Patients in the Primary Care Setting<p>​The Pennsylvania Medical Society has accredited the following enduring material activity with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU). </p>Physicians;# From PAMED's Opioid Symposium<p>​​Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and specialty society leaders attended PAMED's Opioid Symposium on May 17, 2016. PAMED's awareness initiative is to empower patients, physicians and legislatures in the fight against opioid abuse. </p> Associated with Chronic Pain Management (CME)<p>​This CME activity helps physicians manage patients' pain patients by using evidence-based guidelines, pain assessment inventories, depression and suicide assessment tools, therapeutic agreements, and timely referrals and consultations.</p>Physicians;# PA's Opioid Crisis: What the Health Care Team Needs to Know (CME)<p>​<span style="font:14px/22.4px "open sans", "segoe ui", calibri, sans-serif;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">This series covers a variety of tools and resources for prescribers and dispensers to better address opioid addiction with their patients.</span></p>Physicians;#Residents/Fellows;#

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