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Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Guidance for Healthcare Providers

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Johnston Medical Mall

514 North Brightleaf Boulevard

Smithfield, NC 27577

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This educational program will provide practical, clinically relevant information on using opioids safely in the context of chronic pain and will focus on strategies for reducing adverse outcomes resulting from inappropriate prescribing, misuse and abuse of opioids.

  • Overview and clinical application of current national and state guidelines and relate these guidelines to the NCMB criteria for identifying and auditing top prescribers

  • Management of common pain syndromes without use or over-reliance on opioids and recognizing the range and value of non-opioid pain management strategies available to use individually and/or as part of multi-modal treatment approach.

  • Intervening with opioid dependence/addiction and medication-assisted therapies.

  • Explore elective use of referral and co-management, including the role of working with pain specialists and pain psychologists, physical therapists and others

Registration and dinner begins at 5:15pm and talk is scheduled from 5:50-8:15pm including time for Q&A.



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