This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education.
Substance use, misuse, abuse, and diversion is a growing public health concern in the United States. It is therefore important for healthcare providers to maintain a level of awareness in terms of current and emerging drugs of abuse. Although these substances contribute to the broad picture of substance-related morbidity and mortality and cost burden, regulation of these drugs remains an ongoing challenge. The purpose of this article is to educate and inform primary care clinicians of the potential signs and symptoms associated with these emerging substances so that they may be equipped to provide optimal care for their patients exposed to these drugs.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care health care professionals who will manage patients who may be exposed to drugs with potential for misuse.
After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:
Identify emerging drugs of abuse, including natural opioids and synthetic opioids, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, and new and upcoming designer drugs
Recognize the potential signs and symptoms associated with these emerging substances
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Haymarket Medical Education (HME) requires that individuals in a position to con-trol the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scien-tific rigor in all its educational activities.
Tammy Walker-Smith, DNP, MHA, MSN, APRN, FNP Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Texas
Ms. Walker-Smith has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Christina Murphey, PhD, RNC-OB Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Texas
Dr. Murphey has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Texas
Ms. Peck has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accredited Provider Disclosures
Nick Zittell Director, Grant and Content Development Haymarket Medical Education Paramus, NJ
Mr. Zittell has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
HME staff involved in the review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commen-surate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Additional Credit Information
Physician Assistant Continuing Education AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.75 Category 1 Credit for completing this activity.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the view of Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.