Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives (July 16, 2016 – Charlotte)

July 16, 2016
2-4pm
Ballantyne Hotel  – Carolina Room (Lobby Level)
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28277

Speaker: Christopher T. Grubb, MD. 

About this session: The treatment of pain can be a rewarding part of a medical practice, but the prescribing of opioids is fraught with numerous challenges and pitfalls. Every healthcare provider in our state is obligated to treat pain, and opioid medications are certainly useful in the treatment of moderate and severe pain. However, this mandate must be balanced by the duty to protect patients and the community at large from opiate overdoses, addiction, and the diversion of opioid medications for illicit use. Dozens of opioid pharmaceutical products are available to prescribers, and they each have unique characteristics that make them useful in treating certain types of pain; yet these same characteristics must be understood with regard to their specific impact on the risks of drug misuse and abuse. The purpose of this educational program is to improve healthcare providers’ understanding of opioids in the management of pain, including the inherent risks of abuse and misuse.

CREDIT STATEMENT
The Southern Regional AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Questions regarding this event? Please contact Nancy Lowe, meetings@ncmedsoc.org.

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