1906: Prescribing Controlled Drugs - Minimizing the Risks

Jackson, TN US
June 17, 2020

Course Description

The current opioid crisis has highlighted the need for controlled substances education, including managing high-risk drugs, monitoring for addiction and prescribing within various regulatory guidelines. Medications are the primary course of treatment in healthcare and medication errors comprise ¼ of medical malpractice claims. It might surprise you that medication errors are the number one overall risk issue in paid claims across all specialties at SVMIC, which lends credibility to the importance of identifying strategies to reduce medication errors. Additionally, medication errors are generally viewed as preventable errors, making the management of medications a focus of risk management strategies. Prescribing controlled drugs including opioids, stimulants, benzodiazepines, sleep agents and others requires extra care to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place to protect your patient from preventable harm. This seminar will discuss the rules, the science and the legal parameters of prescribing controlled drugs.  The course will cover topics starting with the contributing factors that caused the increase in overprescribing of opioids, the end result of overprescribing, the legislative mandates regarding prescribing and the proper prescribing for acute and chronic pain.  Clinical vignettes will be used to emphasize learning points.  Learn from a drug task force agent about the current challenges for prescribers and discuss future law enforcement efforts that will be used to address misuse and diversion of controlled substances. 

Completion of this seminar qualifies for 2 hours of mandatory controlled substances CME credit for physicians and other prescribers.

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify risk factors when prescribing controlled drugs
  2. Understand the craving-addicted-brain and substance use disorders
  3. Define the roles of each in a team-based care model (collaborating physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and others)
  4. Utilize effective communication techniques including informed consent when prescribing controlled substances

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Live Seminar Registration Form

Physicians: $75

Non-Physicians: $25


Credit Awarded

  • 10% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
  • CME Credit for Physicians
  • Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians
  • MOC available for ABA, ABIM, ABO, ABOHNS, ABP, & ABPATH

NEW CME Seminar Sign-In Requirement 

In order to obtain the full 2.0 hours of credit, attendees must sign in within 7 minutes of the seminar start time. Signing in 8-20 minutes late will result in 1.75 hours of credit. The 20-minute rule still applies.  No one will be permitted to sign in after 20 minutes.  No exceptions.  All physician policyholders who sign in by 20 minutes after the start time and stay until the end of the seminar will be eligible for the 10% premium credit.

 
Course summary
Course opens: 
01/01/2020
Course expires: 
06/17/2020
Event starts: 
06/17/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
06/17/2020 - 2:00pm

The live seminar, Prescribing Controlled Drugs: Minimizing the Risks, has been approved for 2 MOC points for the following specialties:

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • American Board of Pathology (ABPATH)

ABA MOCA® Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 2 MOC Points in the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the ABA’s redesigned MOCA® (MOCA 2.0®).  Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.  MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

ABIM MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 Medical Knowledge and Practice Assessment MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ABO MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to satisfy the Lifelong Learning, Self-Assessment, and Patient Safety requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

ABOHNS MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn their required annual part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

ABPath MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 2.0 Lifelong Learning (Part II), Self-Assessment Module (SAM), and Improvement in Practice (Part IV) MOC Points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Maintenance of Certification program.

ABP MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 2 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

DoubleTree Hotel
1770 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38305
United States

Speaker

Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM


NEW CME Seminar Sign-In Requirement 

In order to obtain the full 2.0 hours of credit, attendees must sign in within 7 minutes of the seminar start time. Signing in 8-20 minutes late will result in 1.75 hours of credit. The 20-minute rule still applies.  No one will be permitted to sign in after 20 minutes.  No exceptions.  All physician policyholders who sign in by 20 minutes after the start time and stay until the end of the seminar will be eligible for the 10% premium credit.


CME Information

Accreditation:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) and SVMIC.  The UTCOM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation:  The UTCOM designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA:  This program is eligible for two (2) credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association.  Physicians will need to submit a letter of completion from the University of Tennessee directly to the AOA to receive CME credits.

AAFP:  This Live activity, Prescribing Controlled Drugs: Minimizing the Risks, from 03/26/2020 - 10/28/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

TNA:  This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians:  Non-physicians can obtain continuing education credits for attending activities that award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to physicians.  Check with your licensure/certification board for confirmation.  A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all non-physicians.



CME Disclosures

No commercial support was received for this activity. No speakers plan to discuss off-label use. No planners or speakers have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/01/2020
Course expires: 
06/17/2020
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PAYMENT REQUIRED

To purchase this course online with a credit card, please log in and then click the "Take Course" button located above. To mail or fax in a registration form, you may download and print one by clicking the following PDF link:

2020 Live Seminar Registration Form

Physicians: $75  &  Non-Physicians: $25


NEW CME Seminar Sign-In Requirement 

In order to obtain the full 2.0 hours of credit, attendees must sign in within 7 minutes of the seminar start time. Signing in 8-20 minutes late will result in 1.75 hours of credit. The 20-minute rule still applies.  No one will be permitted to sign in after 20 minutes.  No exceptions.  All physician policyholders who sign in by 20 minutes after the start time and stay until the end of the seminar will be eligible for the 10% premium credit.