Moving From What to How: Practical Tools for Safe and Effective Opioid Pres...
The North Colorado Health Alliance and regional partners are committed to educating providers, raising awareness, and promoting dialogue about best practices for the management of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain. As we know all too well, prescription drug abuse and accidental overdose from narcotics are occurring in our communities at an epidemic rate.
Moving From What to How: Practical Tools for Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing will review best practice recommendations for prescribing opioids for acute pain, chronic pain, and opioid dependence and provide prescribers with practical tools for implementing these recommendations in their practices. Five mini-talks (similar to TED talks) will be presented, each focusing on a key dimension of safe and effective opioid prescribing and management, followed by a panel discussion on Medication Assisted Treatment.
Agenda Topics Include:
Clinical Pearls for Safe Opioid Prescribing
Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines
Current Scams and How to Prevent Them
Tools for Education and Consultion: Project ECHO
Tools for Safe Prescribing and Monitoring: OpiSafe
Panel Discussion: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Lesley Brooks, MD, North Colorado Health Alliance
Corey Candelaria MA, LPC, LAC, Options Treatment Program
Jennifer Harrod, RN Mental Health Partners
Michele Ryan, CACII, CPSII, Behavioral Health Group
Shane Tiernan, Purdue
Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Ricardo Velasquez, MD, ValleyWide Health Systems
Denise Vinconi, Office of Behavioral Health
Steven Wright, MD, Retired Family Physician & Addicition Medicine Specialist
After attending the provider dinner, participants will be able to:
- Review principles of diagnosis and management of chronic pain.
- Safely select, titrate, augment, and monitor opioids to address changing chronic pain needs.
- Explain the public health issues related to opioid prescribing and opioid-related mortality.
- Understand the evolution of and differences between leading opioid management guidelines.
- Discuss current pain-related health policies and their effect on clinical practice.
- Recognize current patient behaviors that represent aberrancy and suggest diversion, addiction, and abuse.
- Understand how to respond safely to behaviors that represent aberrancy, diversion, abuse, and addiction.
- Demonstrate the value of a multidisciplinary team approach to the management of chronic pain syndromes.
- Understand local resources available for partnering in the safe management of patients on chronic opioids.
- Use validated tools to assess patient risk for opioid prescribing, monitoring, and management.
- Understand the variety of alternative therapies available locally to treat chronic pain and opioid dependency.
- Overcome barriers to implementing best practices for opioid management for patients with chronic pain in their clinics, hospitals, and emergency departments.
Credit CME and COPIC Point: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Colorado Medical Society and North Colorado Health Alliance. The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Colorado Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.