VIDEO: Prescription Opiates: Improving Safety
Date Recorded: 5/8/2014
Last Day to Register: 5/10/2016
Instructional Hours: 1.00
Online Evaluation: Available 5/8/20145/22/2016
Pre-Test? No
Post-Test? Yes (75% or better to pass)
*For Videos with a post test, you must score 75% or higher and complete the online evaluation to receive credit.
Presenter(s): Kathleen Brady MD, PhD, Kelly Barth DO
Disclosure Statement: In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. Presenters who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of the presentation.   Kathleen Brady, M.D., PhD; Kelly Barth, D.O.; and Kimberly McGhee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
Description: This SCHOOLS presentation will provide an overview of prescription opiate use and misuse, strategies and diversions to minimize misuse, and treatments for prescription opiate addiction. LINK TO WATCH VIDEO:
Handouts: No handouts are currently available.

Accreditations and Pricing

AccreditationsConsortium MembersAll Others 
Physicians $0.00 $0.00
Medical University of South Carolina Office of CMEThe Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All others $0.00 $0.00
Area Health Education ConsortiumThis program provides 1 CEUs by South Carolina AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Summarize the definition of opiate use disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) and use the DSM-V criteria to Identify patients with the disorder
Recognize that good pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for addiction are available and refer patients appropriately to addiction centers for such treatment with proper follow-up
Recognize the importance of regular urine drug testing in patients prescribed opioids and of consulting the South Carolina Reporting & Identification Prescription Tracking System (SCRIPTS) to monitor for aberrant drug-seeking behavior and possible diversion

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