Use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
For more than a decade opioid painkillers have been prescribed despite mounting evidence that people were becoming addicted and overdosing on the powerful pain medications. By tapping into a database of opioid painkillers and other federally controlled substances dispensed in the state, physicians can check patients’ opioid medication history, as well as their use of other combinations of potentially harmful drugs, such as sedatives and muscle relaxants, to determine whether they are at risk of addiction or overdose death. In this course we will talk about the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), what you can do when you find abnormal findings on a PDMP, and how to address issues with those findings.
This course is intended for Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners/NPs, PAs, and Residents of all medical specialties.
Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:
- Distinguish when to check the PDMP and exemptions to doing so
- Apply and address the Alerts in the PDMP, when they fire, and how to respond
- Demonstrate how to identify aberrant behavior present on the PDMP and address it appropriately
Michael McNett, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
The planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.
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 internet enduring activity 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
If you are an Advocate Aurora Affiliate, this course is free of charge. If you are Advocate Affiliated, please contact the CME Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to gain access to the course. If you are a Non-Advocate Aurora Affiliate, there is a $25.00 charge to take this course.
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