Where did the US go wrong with Opioids and Pain
January 30, 2019
Venue:DiBurro's Function Facility
887 Boston Post RD
Haverhill, MA 01835
Guest Speaker, Jane C. Ballantyne, MD, FRCA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
The opioid epidemic across the US has taught that opioids are not as effective or safe as once believed. Providers are not knowledgeable or experienced in managing chronic pain by other means of treatment. Providers need to understand that the only way to end this epidemic is to recognize these limitations and learn to manage pain, especially chronic pain, by other means. Good pain management has an important clinical role in managing chronic pain.
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
1. Recognize that opioid dependence limits the utility of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.
2. Discuss the critical role of the endogenous opioid system in self-management of pain.
3. Recognize the importance of opioid stabilization treatments for patients already dependent on opioids.
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.
To register, please contact Susan Frazier
Phone: 800-944-5562, fax: 781-464-4823
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