Changing Prescribing Practices to Prevent Opioid Addiction
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Moderator: John L. Eadie, MPA, Coordinator, Public Health and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Project, National Emerging Threat Initiative, A National HIDTA Initiative, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ACPE,ANCC
For many years, prevention efforts were focused almost entirely on reducing “non-medical” abuse of prescription opioids by adolescents. More recently, policymakers have shifted their focus to overprescribing by clinicians, a root cause of the opioid crisis. Some states have recently passed laws limiting first-time opioid prescriptions and mandating prescriber education. Healthcare systems are also implementing interventions to reduce exposure to opioids in emergency rooms and other settings. The presenter will provide an overview of strategies for preventing opioid addiction and will recommend policies and interventions that clinicians, healthcare administrators, payers, health officials and legislators can utilize to most effectively prevent new cases of opioid addiction.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Outline strategies for preventing inappropriate opioid prescribing.
- Identify pathways for development of addiction in patients exposed to opioids.
- Prepare interventions to promote more cautious prescribing.