Maryland’s PDMP: A Tool to Support Safer Prescribing Practices

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Hosted by: Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) and the Frederick County Health Department

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Maryland’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: A Tool to Support Safer Prescribing Practices

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FREE Virtual CME Event

Join MACS and the Frederick County Health Department in learning about using Maryland's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as a tool to support safer prescribing practices. After registering on Eventbrite, you will receive a calendar invitation from WebEx after 1-2 business days. More information on the training can be found below!

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify 3 principles of safer controlled medication prescribing

2. Describe 3 clinical components of the Maryland PDMP

3. Integrate PDMP findings into clinical decision making when prescribing controlled medications

Maryland has been impacted with unintended alcohol and drug related intoxication deaths. From 2007 to 2018 there has been a dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths. Authorized in 2011, Maryland’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a secure statewide electronic database with detailed information about Scheduled II through V dispensed controlled medication. Utilizing the PDMP is one aspect in how we can minimize people’s risk for prescription opioid misuse and overdose related deaths. The PDMP can help enhance opioid prescribing and dispensing decisions, inform clinical practice, and protect patients who may be at risk. In this CME activity, we will identify the components of Maryland’s PDMP and how it is a clinical tool. We will describe the ways of integrating the PDMP into current workflow, including what to do when prescriber’s find concerning situations and new tools such as alert center, utilizing delegators, and DEA self-audit. Additionally, we will discuss the appropriate integration of the PDMP findings into clinical decision-making when treating patients with substance use disorders.

Trainer: Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH

Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) Consultant

Vice President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Medical Director, Institutes for Behavior Resources/REACH Health Services

Joined by: Anna Gribble, MPH, MSW

Provider Engagement and Policy Manager

Office of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Maryland Department of Health


Contact Bridget Sweeney, MACS Training Coordinator

CME/CE Accreditation:

This Live activity, Maryland's PDMP: A Tool to Support Safer Prescribing Practices, from 11/05/2020 - 11/04/2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is authorized as a sponsor of Continuing Education Units. MACS maintains responsibility for this program.

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