2019 Safe Prescribing of Controlled Medications
Our state and community are in the midst of an opiate crisis, and the risk increases with the concomitant use of another controlled substance such as benzodiazepine. The objective of this activity is to review current national and state laws around controlled medications. Discuss current evidence of the benefits of opioids for acute and chronic pain and provide strategies for controlled drug monitoring in an office setting. The urgency and importance of this topic is highlighted by the recent mandate by the SC medical board requiring 2 hours of CME for all providers renewing their licenses.This activity does meet the SC Medical Board two hours in safe prescribing and monitoring of controlled substances.
Physicians and APP's
- Review important statistics related to the opioid crisis
- Analyze the origins of the current opioid crisis
- Be prepared to recognize the next controlled substance crisis
- Employ the CDC 12 recommendations regarding opioid prescribing
- Integrate risk-benefit analysis to prescribing opioids for chronic pain
- Set appropriate functional goals before prescribing opioids
Physicians (MDs and DOs) will receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. All other attendees will receive attendance credit.
The South Carolina Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.
Please be aware that enrollment in only one of the above activities is allowed. If you have previously enrolled in either Safe Prescribing of Controlled Medications, or Safe Prescribing of Controlled Medications - Online, you will not be able to enroll in the other. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the CME Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.