Use of Methadone in the Hospice Patient Recorded Session (opioid-related)
Methadone has several unique characteristics which make it a good drug for a select group of hospice patients. However, while methadone accounted for approximately 1% of all opioids prescribed for pain it accounted for approximately 23% of all prescription opioid deaths in 2014. Methadone continues to account for nearly one in four prescription opioid-related deaths. This presentation covers safe prescribing practices.
This course is intended for Primary care, internal medicine, family medicine, Primary care PA's, APN's and other interested professionals
Upon completion of the activity the learner should be able to apply current practice guidelines in the field of geriatric medicine to treatment plans for elderly patients.
- Understand how methadone works differently than other opioids
- Appropriate patient selection for methadone therapy
Tom Triantafillou, MD, MBA, MPH; Advocate Aurora Health
Kavita Sharma, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
The planner(s) and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AttendanceAttendance Credit
- 1.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
If you attended the live session of Use of Methadone in the Hospice Patient, you will not be able to claim credit again for this course. You can however, still watch the content.
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