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CME- Opioids in Primary Care (0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)

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CME- Opioids in Primary Care (0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)

Post  Admin on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:49 am

CME- Opioids in Primary Care

Martin Cheatle, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Program Overview:
The goal of this activity is to provide physicians with an overview of the risks and benefits of prescribing opioids for chronic pain. It will cover the clinical issues surrounding the initiation and long-term administration of opioid therapy, and the regulatory and legal concerns that must be appreciated to implement opioid therapy in a safe and effective manner.

Target Audience:
Pain specialists (anesthesiologists and neurologists), addiction specialists, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, policy makers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation, the viewer will be able to:
* Recognize the risks involved with opioid treatment in the primary care setting.
* Assess whether opiod therapy is appropriate for a patient.

Determine the steps to take to optimize outcomes of opioid therapy in the primary care setting.
Original Release Date: May 2010
Expiration Date: May 2012
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: Maximum 0.25 hrs total

Accreditation Statement:
Beth Israel Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation:
Beth Israel Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online education activity.

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