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Monitoring Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain
This brief manual will guide physicians in the office setting who are prescribing opioid pain relievers to their patients with chronic pain. It covers the use of drug testing in the office setting, how to talk to your patients about drug testing, contracting with your patient for appropriate drug use, and methods of testing.
Released: April 2, 2019
Expires: April 2, 2022
This course is appropriate for physicians in all specialties.
This program addresses the following desirable physician attributes:
- Patient Care and Procedural Skills
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-based Learning and Improvement
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Upon completion of this enduring material, readers should be able to:
- Summarize the history of opioid prescribing;
- State the purpose of drug testing in the clinical setting for chronic opioid use;
- Outline the basics of drug testing: what to test, how to test, and in what situations to perform a urine drug screen;
- Explain the limitations of urine drug testing; and
- Identify when to obtain confirmatory tests.
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete a post-test and course evaluation to obtain credit.
No refunds will be processed for this product.
|1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.
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This course has been designated for 1.25 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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