2-Hour Controlled Substance Course: Combatting the Growing Opioid Crisis in South Carolina
Stemming from the current health crisis and rapidly changing regulations surrounding the prescribing and monitoring of controlled substances, this activity was designed to educate the target audience on current opioid-specific state and federal laws and guidelines, as well as provide the learner with strategies and resources with which to serve their patients in the management of acute and chronic pain while combatting the opioid crisis.
This two-hour enduring material activity meets the requirements of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners for two hours of CME related to controlled substance prescribing and monitoring.
Upon the completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the historical use of opioids and how that use has impacted current use of opioids
- Explain the current state and federal laws surrounding opioid prescribing and monitoring
- Choose the correct resource from the available options to assist healthcare providers in managing acute and chronic pain including non-pharmacological and non-opioid pharmacotherapy
- Differentiate between strategies that healthcare providers can utilize to serve patients and communities in combating the opioid crisis
|Kevin B. Walker, MD, FASA - Medical Director for Division of Pain Medicine|
Dr. Kevin B. Walker is the Medical Director for the Division of Pain Medicine for Prisma Health Upstate Affiliate. Dr. Walker is a native of South Carolina and obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Wofford College. He obtained his medical degree and completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Medical University of South Carolina. After residency, Dr. Walker continued his training at Vanderbilt University, becoming fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Management. Upon completion of the fellowship, he returned to SC and began private practice in anesthesia and pain management. After nearly 6 years of private practice, Dr. Walker joined Prisma Health and developed a Pain Division within the Department of Anesthesiology.
|Douglas L. Furmanek, PharmD, BCPS - Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services|
Doug received his BS Biology and Chemistry as well as his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After Pharmacy School, he completed Post-graduate Year 1 and 2 residencies, specializing in Adult Critical Care at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is also board certified in critical care pharmacy (BCCCP). He has been with Prisma Health-Upstate for 16 years, serving in various clinical and administrative roles, most recently serving as the Director for Clinical Pharmacy Services. Doug also possesses academic positions as Assistant Clinical Professor of the USC College of Medicine – Greenville as well as the USC College of Pharmacy. Finally, Doug is a Chair for the Prisma Health – Upstate Opioid Stewardship Program and member of the Prisma Health Opioid Council.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville 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.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 Attendance
This two-hour enduring material activity meets the requirements of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners for two hours of continuing medical education related to controlled substance prescribing and monitoring. If you have any questions, please email: GHSOpioidStewardship@PrismaHealth.org