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Speaker: David Galbis-Reig, MD, DFASAM, Medical Director of Addiction Services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints, Racine, WI
Management of chronic pain with opioid analgesics is associated with certain morbidity and mortality risks. Physicians can minimize risk to patients by use of ongoing drug monitoring technologies. This webinar will introduce prescribers to the art and science of drug testing including the use of different drug testing matrices and an explanation regarding the differences between screening immunoassay technology and confirmatory GC-MS or LC-MS testing. Through this webinar, participants will learn how to use currently available urine drug screening technology in everyday clinical practice settings including appropriate use of confirmatory tests to maximize accuracy for clinical interpretation. The appropriate incorporation of drug testing into a variety of clinical practice settings will also be discussed.
1. Review the history of drug testing and its introduction into clinical practice.
2. Describe the different drug testing matrices and the potential advantages and disadvantages of each in clinical practice.
3. Identify the basics of drug testing: what to test, how to test, and in what situations to perform a urine drug screen.
4. List the limitations of urine drug testing.
5. Interpret a positive urine immunoassay and identify when to obtain confirmatory tests.
Release Date (enduring material): May 26, 2016
Expiration date: May 26, 2019
Method of Participation
Prior to viewing the presentation, participants must complete a brief pre-test. Participants view the presentation and listen to the synchronized audio of the recorded lecture. After viewing the presentation, participants must complete an evaluation and a post-test in which they must answer at least 75% of the answers correctly in order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The participant cannot proceed to request credit until this score is achieved.
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This activity is designed for Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians,
Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Social Workers, Professional Staff
No commercial support was used in creating this educational activity.
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