Chronic Opioid Therapy - Update

Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Develop a protocol to identify those patients for whom opioid prescription is considered appropriate in accordance with the most recent CDC guidelines. 

2. Point out the evidence surrounding risks associated with the concomitant use of opioids and benzodiazepines.

3. Identify non-opioid pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic methods to provide pain control for patients with chronic pain, or those at risk for developing chronic pain.

4. Describe the DEA registration process required to obtain prescribing privileges for buprenorphine/Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT).

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/14/2022

David T. Walsworth, MD, FAAFP – Course Chair; Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs; Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/14/2022
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