Unintentional Death: A Preventable Side-Effect of Chronic Pain Management (22nd Annual National Conference)

This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
Opioid analgesics are the primary culprits in the vast majority of U.S. overdose deaths. An analysis conducted by investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga., showed that 75.2 percent of pharmaceutical deaths involved opioids, either alone or in combination with other drugs.

“Data recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics show drug overdose deaths increased for the 11th consecutive year in 2010. Pharmaceuticals, especially opioid analgesics, have driven this increase. Other pharmaceuticals are involved in opioid overdose deaths, but their involvement is less well characterized,” according to the CDC. The data show that in 2010 there were 38,329 drug overdose deaths in the United States. Of the pharmaceutical-related overdose deaths, 74.3 percent (16,451) were unintentional, 17.1 percent (3,780) were suicides, and 8.4 percent (1,868) were of undetermined intent. This session will address the gap in chronic pain management that allows for unintentional death.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. List the population groups at highest risk for unintentional overdose
  2. State the purpose behind state prescription drug monitoring programs, as recommended by the CDC

Faculty Listing
Nabarun Dasgupta, PhD, MP
Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health;
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Gleason

Rebecca

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

N/A

Planner

Lindberg

Barbara

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

N/A

Planner

Nabarun

Dasgupta

N

N/A

Speaker

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA
  • 0.75 ANCC
  • 0.75 Attendance
  • 0.75 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
03/01/2014
Activity expires: 
03/01/2016
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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA
  • 0.75 ANCC
  • 0.75 Attendance
  • 0.75 CCMC - General
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