2020.12.14 and 2020.12.15 | Prescription Monitoring Program, the CDC Chronic Pain Guidelines, Strategies for Treating Chronic and Acute Pain | 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | 3 contact hours
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Addiction to both prescription and illicit opioid drugs has become a public health crisis in the United States and Maine. Maine health care practitioners need to be aware of the high level of concern among elected and other health policymakers about this crisis and the public policy reaction to it. The Maine legislation enacted an update to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) imposing limits on prescription opioid medication; mandating the use of the PMP; and requiring specific continuing medical education (CME) for practitioners who prescribe opioid medications in 2015. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control published new Guidelines on the Treatment of Chronic Pain in 2016. Both of these documents will be reviewed and cases presented to reinforce the goals and recommendation for limiting the opioid crisis. The current state of the opiate crisis in Maine and the United states will be examined with regard to any changes that have occurred in the crises since implementation of the new Maine PMP and the CDC Chronic Pain Guidelines. Lastly, there will be a review of new strategies for treating acute dental pain with an investigational opiate and non-opiate analgesics.
- Discuss the level of concern among health care practitioners and Maine health care policymakers regarding the opioid abuse and addiction crisis.
- Review and analyze P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, An Act To Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program, the legislation imposing limits on prescription opioid medication; mandating use of the PMP; and requiring specific continuing medical education (CME) for practitioners who prescribe opioid medications
- Review the Centers for Disease Control Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, 2016 including case based learning.
- Examine the current state of the opiate crisis in Maine and the United states.
- Evaluate and discuss new strategies for treating acute dental pain with an investigational opiate and non-opiate analgesics.
Curt Cyr, Ph.D., R.Ph, Curt Cyr is a clinical professor in the College of Dental Medicine at the University of New England read more
This program is recorded and preserved as an enduring learning activity.
A completed evaluation is required to receive a certificate of contact hours for the following:
3 Continuing Medical Education 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 Maine Medical Education Trust and (CCSME). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians
3 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
3 contact hours for CHES/MCHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
3 contact hours for prevention from the Maine Prevention Certification Board: This conference has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine.
Certificate of attendance for 3 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
3 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Dental Association
3 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.