Speaker: Michael M. Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA, Medical Director, Herrington Recovery Center, Rogers Memorial Hospital
Pain and addiction are both commonly experienced conditions that are under-recognized in general medical settings. This presentation takes a societal view of the opioid epidemic addressing the policy and regulatory landscape to ensure adherence to safe prescribing practices and prescribers’ roles as promoters of public health with respect to opioids.
Special Note: During the post-live-presentation questions, Dr. Miller details some very specific protocols to use for safely tapering and weaning patients who are using opioids.
Release Date (enduring material): June 23, 2016
Expiration date: June 23, 2019
Method of Participation
After viewing the presentation, participants must complete an evaluation and a post-test in which they must answer at least 75% of the answers correctly in order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The participant cannot proceed to request credit until this score is achieved.
Following this presentation, learners should be able to:
• Describe the role of physicians and other prescribers in the evolution of the opioid epidemic
• Outline the role of licensure boards in influencing licensees’ clinical performance regarding opioids
• Embrace their role as promoters of public health with respect to opioids’ safe use
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This activity is designed for Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians,
Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Social Workers, Professional Staff
No commercial support was used in creating this educational activity.
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