Prescribing opioids for pain and symptom management is standard practice for hospice and palliative care practitioners. Unfortunately, misuse, abuse, diversion, addiction and overdose of these drugs has created a serious public health epidemic in the United States. In 2015, 63.1% of the drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. This recorded two-hour webinar was presented by Ronald Crossno, MD CMD HMDC FAAFP FAAHPM and Daniel Fischberg, MD PhD FAAHPM.
CME credit expires on September 30, 2018.
In addition to a robust presentation on Extended Release/Long Acting (ER/LA) opioids based on the full FDA REMS blueprint, our faculty also reviewed the nature of pain and pain management, immediate Release/Short Acting opioids and the CDC Guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
Following this webinar, you will able to:
Presented by:Ronald Crossno, MD CMD HMDC FAAFP FAAHPMVice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer for Kindred at Home
Daniel Fischberg, MD PhD FAAHPMMedical Director, Pain and Palliative Care Department, The Queen's Medical Center
Release Date: September 2017
Format: MP4 file downloads (synchronized audio and PowerPoint with a handout)
Post Test: In order to be considered a “completer” of the FDA-recommended, REMS-compliant training on Extended Release/Long Acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, the post-activity assessment (post-test) and evaluation must be completed by September 30, 2018. In order to access the assessment, login to your AAHPM account, click on CE/Evaluation, click on “Webinar” then click on evaluate.
CME Credit: The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.AAHPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NOTE: Participants that received continuing medical education (CME) credit for the live webinar on September 6 are not eligible for CME credit for the recording, as the content is the same in both learning formats.