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: Michael McNett, MD, Medical Director for Chronic Pain, Aurora Greater Milwaukee South, WI
The statistics report that 85% of misused narcotics are physician prescriptions. The prescription opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S. is, in part, an iatrogenic problem based on multiple provider misconceptions, such as “Opioids are the best drugs for pain” and “There’s an infinite dose-response curve.” In this webinar, Dr. Michael McNett provides evidence about the inappropriateness of chronic opioid therapy and describes how to optimize the use of opioids for acute pain.
Release date (enduring material): November 7, 2016
Expiration date: December 31, 2019
Method of Participation
Prior to viewing the presentation, participants must complete a brief pre-test. 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.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe the problems associated with drug diversion, misuse, addiction, and overdose deaths
• Identify steps in primary care practice to mitigate the risks of opioid prescribing.
• Identify methods for maximizing the effectiveness and safety of prescribing opioids to treat pain based on the clinical evidence from multiple meta-analyses.
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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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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.