Free CME Prescription Opioid Training & Prescribing Guidelines

Free Online CME credits are available for health care providers from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  The purpose of the training is to help providers further reduce opioid misuse in Arizona. Course is worth $150. Register here: www.vlh.com/azprescribing. Course Details: There is increasing evidence that opioid medications are over-prescribed and poorly managed. Prescribers may be unaware of appropriate opioid risk management strategies, non-opioid approaches, and chronic pain treatment resources. The online courses will familiarize prescribers with current guidelines for opioid use and prescribing, and non-opioid strategies for pain management.   Learning Objectives: Appropriately use a range of therapeutic options when managing patients with chronic pain. Comply with current opioid risk-management practices, including the use of pain contracts and urine drug testing. Educate patients on the proper use, storage, and disposal of opioid medications. Use preferred modalities and medications for the treatment of acute and chronic non-terminal pain. Assess when it would be appropriate or not for a pregnant patient to undergo medically-supervised withdrawal from heroin.   Also available from Arizona Department of Health Services are the FREE Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines available through the mail in packs of 10 here: http://www.azhealth.gov/OrderRxGuidelines Or download the guidelines in PDF format here: https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/audiences/clinicians/clinical-guidelines-recommendations/prescribing-guidelines/az-opioid-prescribing-guidelines.pdf… Continue reading

Faculty Development Seminar Series

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SAVE THE DATE! FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR SERIES Presented by Drs. Paul Gordon and Tejal Parikh JUNE 2, 2018   LOCATION: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HEALTH SCIENCES College of Medicine Room 3230 8:00am – 5:00pm Register Now: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_86N9Rgl81AHF5qt   TELECONFERENCE SITES: NORTH COUNTRY HEALTH CARE/NAHEC, FLAGSTAFF REGIONAL CENTER FOR BORDER HEALTH/WAHEC, SOMERTON   Agenda         Continue reading