Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing - Florida Edition

Description

The Doctors Company recognizes the opioid epidemic in this country. This course provides insights into the risks of opioid usage, as shown by malpractice claims, and how to reduce those risks both for your patient and for your practice. The course presents updated guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Health and Human Services, and providers into clinical applications, tips and strategies which help you and your patients manage pain. The course covers alternatives to opioids but also recognizes that opioids have a place in medicine, for example in treating cancer patients. It covers lessons learned about their appropriate and safe use, how to reduce the dosage and duration of opioids to prevent addiction, and the patient education that is essential to ending the epidemic.

Note: this course includes information specific to physicians licensed to practice in Florida. Content is approved by the Florida Board of Medicine.

Course ID #: TDE 190334.0 Issue Date: 11/25/2019 Expiration Date: 11/25/2022

Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Assess how to avoid or reduce risks from opioid addiction and overdose for patients in my practice.
  • Follow advice from CDC, HHS and evidence-based practices when prescribing or tapering opioids for treatment of chronic pain.
  • Apply strategies for managing pain without opioids.
  • Educate patients about the risks that can lead to opioid use disorder.
  • Comply with state requirements for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.

Disclosure

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Course Developers

Howard Marcus, FACP, Internal Medicine, The Doctors Company Texas Physician Advisory Board Chairman

Sue Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, CPPS, CPHRM, FASHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Robert Morton, CPHRM, CPPS, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADA CERP

The Doctors Company is 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 ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.  

The Doctors Company designates this activity for two 2.0 continuing education credits. 

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call 800.421.2368, extension 1243.

Resource

Visit our Resource document for this program.