The Opioid Crisis Part 1: The Pain That Won't Go Away
Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.
Physicians, Advance Practice Professionals, Nurses, Ancillary Staff, Medical Students (Rotating), Non-Medical Students (Rotating), and Healthcare Administrators.
- Describe the current opioid epidemic, state and national data, and the various contributions to it.
- State the difference between tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction.
- Distinguish the specific liability risks in the medical treatment of pain, including misdiagnosis, overprescribing or underprescribing, overdose, abandonment, diversion, and vicarious liability.
- Review materials related to recently adopted guidelines from the CDC and/or state medical boards for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.
- Apply tools to use in prescribing in the setting of chronic pain, including risk assessment, clinical and functional diagnosis, PDMP, opioid agreements, MED calculations, indications for pain specialist consultation, and appropriate documentation.
Eric Zacharias, MD
Physician Risk Manager, COPIC Insurance
- Dr. Zacharias indicates that he has no financial relationships with a commercial entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.
- No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content.
This program is supported by gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, Availa Bank, and Green Hills Health Care Center. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
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Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.
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- 1.00 AOA Category 1B