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    BoardVitals Chronic Pain Management & Substance Abuse CME Activity

    Learn about the treatment of chronic pain and substance abuse with the BoardVitals Chronic Pain Management & Substance Abuse CME Activity.

    Features include:
    • 100 Chronic Pain Management & Substance Abuse questions
    • Detailed rationales and explanations for each answer
    • Up to 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 12 months access
    After completing the BoardVitals Chronic Pain Management & Substance Abuse CME Activity, you should be able to:
    • Identify the most commonly abused substances
    • Recognize the most common indicators and symptoms of substance abuse and pain medicine dependency
    • Describe the underlying pathophysiology of disease and basic science knowledge
    • Formulate treatment for chronic pain management and substance abuse

    Target Audience:
    Care providers concerned about issues of chronic pain and substance abuse.

    • Cost: $599
    • Credit hours: 40
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
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    Opioid Prescribing Practices: Practical Reviews Clinical Update

    Opioid Prescribing Practices is a two-part audio series examining the clinician’s role in combating an opioid epidemic that grips our country.
    PART 1 is Managing Opioid Therapy in High-Risk Patients
    PART 2 is The Opioid Epidemic

    Upon completion of Opioid Prescribing Practices, you will be able to:
    • Define the terms ‘pain’ and “chronic pain.”
    • Provide examples of potential high-risk patients for opioid misuse.
    • Describe how a health care provider might assess a patient’s chronic pain and measure the outcomes after initiating treatment.
    • List at least five non-opioid drugs that may offer first-line therapy for non-cancer-related pain management.
    • Summarize the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines that pertain to proper prescribing practice for pain medications.
    • State whether the incidence of providers actually losing their license or having any legal action taken against them regarding opioid prescribing practices is large or small.
    • Describe Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and discuss their use in the prescribing of opioid medications.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Substance Abuse.

    • Cost: $99
    • Credit hours: 8.5
    • CME credits awarded by: Oakstone Publishing, LLC
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Audio
    • Material last updated: January 31, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: January 31, 2021
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    Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices

    Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices covers the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder and consists of a single lecture by Timothy Fong MD.

    After participating in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices , you will be able to:
    • Describe the epidemiology of AUD and outline current and evolving diagnostic criteria
    • Describe challenges to the successful identification of patients with AUD
    • Identify the treatment modalities currently available for management of AUD and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine
    • Develop strategies for recognizing and improving therapeutic adherence in patients treated for AUD

    Target Audience:
    Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and those healthcare professionals who commonly treat patients suffering from or have a clinical interest in AUD.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: October 13, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: October 13, 2019