practice of Medicine
Treating Pain Safely: Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids
By Blake Fagan, MD
This course meets most state CME requirements for opioid/controlled substance prescribing but does not satisfy the Florida requirement at this time. Physicians in Colorado, Kentucky and Tennessee should take a separate, state-specific version of this course.
The United States experiences the highest drug-related mortality worldwide. We are fighting an opioid epidemic, and it is critical for clinicians to have up-to-date information on substance-use disorders and best practices for opioid prescribing while adhering to applicable state guidelines and monitoring program requirements. This course focuses on how opioid prescribing for pain has evolved while emphasizing safe opioid prescribing practices for acute and chronic pain, along with opioid alternatives and their success rates.
At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant will:
- Understand the impact of the opioid crisis
- Know the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute pain
- Know the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain
- Discuss opioid alternatives
Blake Fagan, M.D.
Faculty Disclosure Agreement
I, Blake Fagan, declare that neither I, nor any member of my family, have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education activity or with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.
Planner Disclosure Agreement
Members of the Planning Committee declare that neither they nor any member of their family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing medical education activity or with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.
Members of the Planning Committee:
Ruth Wood, Director of Operations, The Institute, MagMutual
Blake Fagan, MD, Medical Faculty Member, MagMutual
Term of Accreditation:
Date of Original Release: April 2020
Termination Date: April 2023
MagMutual Insurance Company is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MagMutual Insurance Company designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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