Free CME for Arizona Prescribers

May 19, 2015


Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain

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There is increasing evidence that opioid medications are over-prescribed and poorly managed because prescribers are not aware of appropriate opioid risk management strategies and non-opioid approaches to treating chronic pain. This activity seeks to familiarize prescribers with current guidelines for opioid use and prescribing, as well as educate prescribers about non-opioid strategies for pain management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Manage acute and chronic back pain
  • Assess the functional effects of pain in patients.
  • Appropriately utilize a range of therapeutic options when managing patients with chronic pain.
  • Comply with current opioid risk-management practices, including the use of pain contracts and urine drug testing.
  • Educate patients on the proper use, storage, and disposal of opioid medications.

Cost: FREE for Arizona Prescribers   

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Supported by a grant through the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families. Developed in Partnership with Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Initiative, Arizona Department of Health Services, University of Arizona College of Public Health and University of Arizona College of Medicine.


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