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Online CE - The Opioid Crisis

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Overview / Abstract:

The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing-Balancing the Benefits and Risks for Patients with Acute and Chronic Pain

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US.
Assess patients accurately with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function.
Initiate and titrate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks.
Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate.
Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion and overdose.
Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids.


Apr 27, 2021


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME





Credits / Hours



ACPE, AMA Category 2

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

C. Wayne Weart Pharm D, BCPS, FASHP, FAPhA

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences, Professor of Family Medicine, MUSC, Charleston, SC.
Dr. Weart is a consultant for Select Health of South Carolina and a member of the Regional Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies.

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