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Webinar Series: The Opioid Epidemic: Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives
February 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This three-part webinar series is designed to assist health and human service providers working in a variety of settings with developing strategies to address the opioid public health crisis in the U.S. The third webinar in the series, “Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives,” is a comprehensive course, developed by experts from Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE), that incorporates all six units outlined in the FDA blueprint for safe opioid prescribing and will teach participants how to:
- Counsel patients and caregivers about safer use of opioids;
- Describe strategies for diagnosing and managing opioid-addicted patients; and
- Practice techniques for safe opioid prescribing.
This webinar is designed for healthcare and human service providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses, counselors, social workers, case managers, and other staff who interact with patients, who work in multiple types of settings including primary care, geriatric care, maternal and child health care, Head Start programs, STD/HIV & reproductive health care, mental health, addictions, health departments, hospitals, health centers, schools, and community health settings. Prescribers of extended-release and long-acting opioids are particularly welcome, including pain specialists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, dentists, addiction medicine physicians, psychiatrists and other physicians and clinicians who prescribe opioids.
This series is offered by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in collaboration with the Regional Office (Region III) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the MidAtlantic Training Collaborative for Health and Human Services (MATCHHS).