Opioid Issues in Youth Pain Management for Orthopedic Injuries

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Overview / Abstract:

This course familiarizes physicians with current guidelines for opioid prescribing, focusing on safe prescribing practices when dealing with adolescents. Non-opioid treatments for orthopedic injuries are also reviewed.

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

- Manage adolescent non-cancer pain using non-opioid therapies.
- Cite at least two key safe opioid prescribing practices from state or CDC guidelines.
- Review trends in opioid overdose and misuse among U.S. adolescents over the last twenty years.


Jun 24, 2023


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





Credits / Hours

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mohammad Mortazavi, MD
Dr. Mortazavi is a dual board-certified pediatric sports medicine physician who founded the first dedicated pediatric sports medicine program in Tucson (Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Concussion Center, aka, SPARCC). Dr. Mortazavi received his medical degree from the University of California at Davis, where he also completed his pediatrics residency. He then earned a fellowship in pediatric sports medicine at Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver. Dr. Mortazavi's practice includes exercise prescriptions for athletes with chronic illness, sports nutrition, and injury-prevention programs.

Disclosure: Dr. Mortazavi states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.


Daniel Derksen, MD
Dr. Derksen is the Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair and Director of the University of Arizona (UA) Center for Rural Health (AzCRH). He is also Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. As AzCRH Director, he oversees the State Office of Rural Health (AzSORH), the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex), the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (AzSHIP), and the AzCRH Navigator Consortium.

Disclosure: Dr. Derksen states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Randa Kutob, MD
Dr. Kutob is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine with extensive teaching, clinical work, and research in the arena of cross-cultural care and chronic disease prevention and treatment.

Disclosure: Dr. Kutob states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Diversion, Ethics, Law / Legal, Medication Safety, Orthopedics, Overdose (Drug), Pediatrics, Substance Abuse / Dependence

Keywords / Search Terms

Virtual Lecture Hall Ethics, Patient Communications, Patient Safety, Prescribing Practices, Professional Responsibility, Risk Management, State Mandated CME

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