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Program Information


* Closed * - Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - HENDERSON

Description:  According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 350% increase in drug overdose deaths since 1999 and was one of 19 states that saw statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to 2015. Prescribing practices for opioids must change in order to address this epidemic. Wake AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Board have partnered together to develop a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes. This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.
CASCE#:  51813
Audience:  Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
Disciplines: Dentistry
Format:  workshop
Objectives:  1. Discuss best practices for prescribing controlled substances.
  2. Identify strategies for recognizing signs of misuse and abuse of prescription opioids.
  3. Promote best practices for managing chronic pain.
  4. Describe strategies for communicating with patients about avoiding or reducing prescription opioids.

Program Times

4/19/2017 5:00 PM - 4/19/2017 8:30 PM


Organization:  McGregor Hall
Address:  201 Breckenridge St
City:  Henderson
Map:  Show Me!


0.2 CEU

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

2 Contact Hours


James Finch, MD, FASAM - Panel Session - Best Practices in Pain Management

Lawrence Greenblatt, MD FACP - Panel Session - Best Practices in Pain Management

Sonya Longest, MD - Panel Session - Best Practices in Pain Management

Steve Prakken, MD - Panel Session - Best Practices in Pain Management

Karen Smith, MD - Panel Session - Best Practices in Pain Management

Program Fees

$0.00 Registration is FREE to North Carolina licensed medical providers thanks to a NC AHEC Innovation grant.

Cancellation Fee

$0.00 Cancellation Fee

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