The Illusion of Opioids

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Nov 23, 2016
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (15 Ratings)

Faculty

Donald R.  Teater Donald R. Teater, MD
Medical Director, Behavioral Health Group, Asheville, North Carolina

Needs Statement

Literature has shown that prescribers receive little education on the treatment of pain resulting in less effective pain treatment with worse outcomes. Attendees will learn the evidence-based analysis of the relative effectiveness of medications and their side effects with recommendations on how to improve treatment of acute and chronic pain.

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Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of Pharmacists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Licenses Professional Counselors and Public Health Professionals.

Objectives

  • Identify the relative effectiveness of common oral pain medications;
  • Identify common side effects of available pain medications;
  • Explain why opioids are so addicting; and
  • Recognize the public health effects and costs of opioid prescriptions for acute pain

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

CPH

This activity is approved for 1.00 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

Counselor
Texas LPC CEU

University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 1.00 CEU credit/1.00 clock hours.

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Teater has nothing to disclose.  

The UNT Health Science Center Professional Education staff and Grand Rounds Planning Committee have nothing to disclose.