Responsible Pain Management Strategies: Alternative to Opioids
Outline and Key Points covered by this training includes:
- Why change our practice of prescribing? Details of the Opioid Crisis for the US and Pennsylvania region.
- Strategies for Prescribing Pain Medication
- Guidelines for Responsible Pain Care for Prescribing after Procedures
- Meaningful results have been achieved and sustained since the initial implementation several years ago, including through the pandemic.
- There is urgency to combat the tide of addiction and The Pain Care Guidelines deliver a much-needed, highly effective remedy.
This course is designed for health care professionals including physicians, nurses, patients and caregivers, among others.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss elements of the opioid crisis and its origins
- Recognize the prescribing habits of various practitioners
- Employ guidelines to help make responsible choices about prescribing pain medication after procedures
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
- Bernard J. Costello MD, DMD - Associate Vice Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Education; University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Professor and Chief, Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UPMC Children's Hospital
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Opioid Education
- 1.00 Attendance
- 1.00 Opioid Education
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