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> 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;# 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;# 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;#

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