This on-demand course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for continuing education on responsible opioid prescribing per Med 13.03(3) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. This course will need to be combined with additional education to meet the two-hour requirement.
This activity has been pre-approved for ABIM, ABA, ABP, ABOHNS, ABO, and ABPath MOC Part II credit. Approval for MOC Part II credit by other ABMS Boards may be found here. Participants who complete the activity by Dec. 3, 2019, will have their MOC credit submitted for 2019; after Dec. 3, 2019, MOC credits will be submitted for 2020.
Speaker: David Galbis-Reig, MD, DFASAM, Medical Director of Addiction Services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints, Racine, WI
Over the past 15 years, the use of prescription opioid analgesics has increased exponentially in the United States leading to a parallel, and predictable, increase in side effects to these medications including a significant increase in the rates of opioid-associated morbidity and mortality. This presentation explores the epidemiology of the current epidemic in its historical context using evidence to delineate how the current epidemic evolved over the past two decades.
Following this exposition, the presentation will shift gears to address the different dimensions of the problem as it relates to the patient, the physician, the pharmaceutical industry, the local community, the State, and the federal government. This portion of the presentation will focus on the strategy’s being utilized in each of these dimensions in the United States to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid drug abuse and discuss the evidence available to support the efficacy of these approaches.
This presentation will provide physicians with a bird’s-eye view of the current epidemic with a focus on the different dimensions of the problem and a focus on working towards solutions that will not compromise quality patient care.
Release Date (enduring material): May 2, 2016
Expiration date: December 31, 2019
Method of Participation
Prior to viewing the presentation, participants must complete a brief pre-test. Participants view the presentation and listen to the synchronized audio of the recorded lecture. 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 the activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence, issues, and societal impact associated with prescription drug abuse and misuse, with a focus on opioid prescriptions.
- Review and understand factors that contribute to the growing prescription opioid drug epidemic and be able to discuss potential solutions to mitigate these factors without sacrificing appropriate pain control.
- Review the different strategies being utilized in the United States to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid drug abuse and discuss the evidence available to support the efficacy of these approaches.
- Discuss local community initiatives and potential strategies to mitigate the opioid prescription epidemic across Wisconsin.
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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.
ADA Compliance Statement:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Wisconsin Medical Society seeks to make this activity accessible to all. If you have a disability, which might require special accommodations, please call 608.442.3800.
Registration is not refundable. If you are unable to participate in an activity for which you are registered, you may have a substitute participate in your place.