REMS in Practice for Family Physicians

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Launch date: May 6, 2014

Estimated time to complete session: 60 minutes

"REMS in Practice for Family Physicians" represents an additional, optional, CME session that can be used as supplemental information to REMS "Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care."

This session has been specifically designed by family physicians, and will take you through essential aspects of appropriate management of patients on ER/LA opioid therapy that may be encountered in your office. It utilizes a “toolbox” format which you can use to jump to different topic areas based on self-learning needs while allowing you to leave or return at any time.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this CME activity, you should be able to:

1. Align your practice to account for the special considerations required to effectively manage patients on opioid medications
2. Use an appropriate rationale to construct opioid treatment agreements with your patients
3. Evaluate your patients to screen for opioid misuse or abuse

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Course summary
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L. Paul Gianutsos, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Gianutsos received his undergraduate degree at the University of California Berkeley and his Master of Public Health in epidemiology and medical degrees at UCLA. He completed Family Medicine residency training at Providence Family Medicine in Seattle. He is certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is currently the Interim Program Director at Swedish Family Medicine Residency Cherry Hill in Seattle.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

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