Current Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: Ensuring Safe and Effective Pain Management
Clinical practice guidelines are used in health care as an educational tool to improve patient care as a potential solution to reduce inappropriate variations in care. Opioid prescribing guidelines provide clear and comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners. This activity will examine the scope, impact, key statistics and factors contributing to the opioid crisis and highlight the current recommended opioid prescribing guidelines, their challenges and the role of state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP). Strategies to aid in implementing the opioid prescribing guidelines and to mitigate the opioid crisis will also be discussed.
CDC’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Serve Health Services.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians and other HCPs who have a interest in current opioid prescribing guidelines.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the framework to evaluate, treat and manage the individual needs of patients with chronic pain.
- Examine the scope, impact, key statistics and factors contributing to the opioid crisis.
- Explain the role of state PDMP.
- Describe the current recommended opioid prescribing guidelines and identify their challenges.
- Highlight strategies to aid in implementing recommended opioid prescribing guidelines and to mitigate the opioid crisis.
Suzanne A. Fidler, MD, JD, FACP, CPHRM
VA CCN Chief Medical Officer
Optum Serve Health Services
Rebecca Gleason, RN
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
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The presenter and planner have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Serve Health Services. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
Dentists/Allied Dental Staff
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This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-23-107-H01-P/T
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A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 ADA - CERP (Dentists/Allied Dental Staff)
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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