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How PAs are Improving Skill Sets to Approach Opioid Use

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Overview / Abstract:

A 2017 survey of physician assistants (PAs), data showed PAs are prescribing opioids and managing patients with pain in their practice; they’ve also expressed a need for education on both prescribing opioids and managing their patients with opioid use disorders – particularly in underserved populations.

In this free CME Snack, Dr. Gold and Ms. Catherine Judd share insights on best ways to approach opioid use while discussing the importance of gathering comprehensive patient histories – including substance use, integration of motivational interviewing, listening to patient stories, and the wellness aspect of treating patients with pain. It is imperative that clinicians set aside time to communicate thoroughly with patients about the medications they are being prescribed to avoid misuse and establish a positive patient-provider relationship.


Mar 01, 2020


Dental CDE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Surgical Technology CE


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mark S. Gold, MD
Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, DFAAPA

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Acute Care, Dentistry General, Education / Teaching, Family Medicine, Orthopedics, Overdose (Drug), Pain Management, Primary Care, Substance Abuse / Dependence

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Johnson & Johnson

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CME Outfitters, LLC opioids, pain management, physician assistant, PA, opioid, pain, chronic pain, acute pain, overdose, substance use, substance abuse, drug abuse, addiction, opioid, opioid epidemic, cme, ceu, neurology, psychiatry Free CE CME Live CE CME

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