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Practical Reviews: Opioid Prescribing Practices

Practical Reviews: Opioid Prescribing Practices

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

8.50 hours


January 31, 2018


January 31, 2021

Maximum Credits

8.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
8.50 / CNE Contact Hours
8.50 / CE for Dentists

Accredited Provider

Provided by Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Program Description

Opioid Prescribing Practices sheds light on today’s leading medical crisis and examines a clinician’s role in combatting the epidemic. You’ll also hear one doctor’s personal story of loss in this two-part audio series presented by Practical Reviews:

PART 1: Managing Opioid Therapy in High-Risk Patients
Robert N. Jamison, PhD, Donald Deye, MD, FACP, and Melinda Deye, NP-C, discuss responsible prescribing, including a look at non-opiate analgesics and managing high-risk patients. They also discuss the paradox of patients whose chronic pain has been managed successfully on long-term opioid therapy. Get practical tips for identifying high-risk patients, compliance testing, intervention strategies and more.

PART 2: Opioid Epidemic
After the loss of his son to a heroin overdose, A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD, sought formal education on pain, pain management, opioids and addiction. In this presentation, he details alarming overdose statistics, and outlines opioid side effects and addiction risks. Learn optional management strategies for treating patients with acute and chronic pain and more.

You'll also have the opportunity to earn a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Media Format

Online Audio

Listen anytime, anywhere, on virtually any reliable internet-connected device (some connections may not provide optimal results). Simply log in and listen to as much as you want — no downloading necessary.

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Define the terms “pain” and “chronic pain.”
  • Provide examples of potential high-risk patients for opioid misuse based on the following 3 areas: family history, personal history/behavior, and environmental factors.
  • Describe how a health care provider might assess a patient’s chronic pain and measure the outcomes after initiating treatment.
  • Discuss the value of physical therapy and relaxation therapy in the management of chronic pain.
  • List at least five non-opioid drugs that may offer first-line therapy for non-cancer related pain management.
  • Summarize the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines that pertain to proper prescribing practice for pain medications.
  • Discuss the paradox of using opioids to treat patients whose chronic pain has been successfully managed with long-term opioids up to this time.
  • State whether the incidence of providers actually losing their license or having any legal action taken against them regarding opioid prescribing practices is large or small.
  • Describe Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and discuss their use in the prescribing of opioid medications.
  • Discuss how the smartphone app called the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pain App can be used as part of a patient’s chronic pain management program.
  • Differentiate between acute and chronic pain.
  • Recall from memory important statistics about the number of deaths due to drug overdose in the U.S. and how this relates to the number of people lost in 911 and the number of soldier killed in the Vietnam War.
  • Summarize at least 3 steps that providers can take to reduce the opioid epidemic.
  • List some nonopioid alternatives to managing mild pain, moderate to severe pain, and severe pain.
  • Discuss the impact that new federal and state regulations on opioid prescribing practices is having on prescription-related overdoses and provider prescribing practices.
  • Describe at least 4 topics that providers must discuss in detail with their patients before giving them a postoperative prescription for opioid pain medications.
  • List at least 3 common opioid-related side effects.
  • Differentiate between the addictive potential of Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, and Schedule V narcotics.
  • Summarize the discrepancy between addiction treatment versus other diseases as it relates to access to care.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.


Donald L. Deye, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer, Oakstone Publishing, LLC
District Medical Director, Allina Medical Clinics
Public Health Consulting Physician
Isanti County, MN
Consultant, Internal Medicine
Cambridge Medical Center
Cambridge, MN
Reports no commercial interest

A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Surgery
School of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Dentistry
MCV Hospital
Richmond, VA
Reports no commercial interest

Melinda Deye, NP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Burnett Medical Center Clinic
Grantsburg, WI
Reports no commercial interest

Elie M. Ferneini, MD, DMD, MHS, MBA, FACS
Medical Director
Beau Visage Med Spa
Private Practice
Greater Waterbury OMS
Cheshire, CT
Private Practice/Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
Reports no commercial interest

Robert N. Jamison, PhD
Departments of Anesthesia, Psychiatry, &
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Chief Psychologist
Pain Management Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Reports no commercial interest

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

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Designation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Nurses

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Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity awards 8.50 Contact Hours.




CE Credit

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The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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