Champions for Health - Pain Management and Appropriate Prescribing of Opioid Medication for Older Adults
This activity includes five video segments on effective pain management and appropriate prescribing of opioid medication for older adult patients. Presenters include a family practice physician, orthopedic surgeon, palliative care physician, and a pain management specialist provider.
Segments include: background on the epidemic, managing expectations, side effects of opioid medication, effective communications, and pain management without the use of opioid medication.
|Course ID #:||TJE 190214.0||Issue Date:||03/13/2019||Expiration Date:||03/13/2022|
After completing this activity, learners will be able to:
- Utilize a broad approach to pain management, including physical and psychological techniques
- More appropriately prescribe pain medication for older adult patients
- Educate patients on their treatment and utilize informed consent and treatment agreements
No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.
The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.
David E. J. Bazzo, M.D., FAAFP, CAQSM, Certificate of Additional Certifications (CAQ) - Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Practice
Dori J. Neill Cage, M.D., Certificate of Additional Qualifications (CAQ) - Hand Surgery, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
Karl E. Steinberg, M.D., CMD, American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
Robert E. Wailes, M.D., X-Ray Fluoroscopy Supervisor, Expert Reviewer in Pain Medicine for Medical Board of California, Chairman of the CMA Board of Trustees
Barbara Mandel, MBA, Alzheimer's Project Facilitator, Champions for Health
Julie Hopkins, MA, MBA, Director, Continuing Professional Education, The Doctors Company
Continuing Education Credit
The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.
The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and Champions for Health. The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Complies with State Requirements
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