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Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies: PCSS-O Webinar Series: Reversing the Opioid Epidemic and Improving Outcomes for Your Pain Patients- December 10, 2015- Recording

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Program Description

This program is worth 1.0 CME credits.

Neurologists are frequent caregivers for patients with acute and chronic pain. This webinar will review the current state of evidence, guidelines and policies regarding use of opioids and alternatives for the treatment of these conditions. In addition, information regarding identification and treatment of dependence and addiction, indications and methods for opioid tapering, peri-operative opioid use, and definition of clinically meaningful improvement in pain and function will be discussed.

This is the first in an ongoing series of webinars addressing opioid use in neurology. AAN is collaborating with Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O), a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid overdose epidemic, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Teaching Style: Didactic, Audience Participation

Recommended Audience: Trainee, General Neurologist, Specialist Neurologist, Non-neurologist, Advanced Practice Provider

2015-12-10 11:00:00 2015-12-10 12:00:00 America/Chicago PCSS-O Webinar Series: Reversing the Opioid Epidemic and Improving Outcomes for Your Pain Patients- December 10, 2015- Recording Online Webinar American Academy of Neurology

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program the learner will:

o Describe the key causes of the opioid epidemic of morbidity and mortality over the past two decades

o Understand the best available evidence on effectiveness and harms of opioids for acute and chronic pain

o Describe the importance and key causes of transition from acute to chronic pain

o Understand the relationship of development of chronic pain to development of long-term disability

o Understand how to prevent inappropriate long-term opioid use and its associated dependence and opioid use disorder (addiction)

o Describe the most effective alternatives to opioids in the treatment of chronic pain

o Describe the role of stepped care management for the treatment of pain

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Systems-Based Practice

Date of Release

November 24, 2015

This module is eligible for CME credits for one year from the release date.


No conflicts of interest were reported by the presenter or identified by the AAN Program Accreditation Subcommittee. This material has been reviewed by the lead Clinical Expert on the PCSS-O grant, co-faculty, and AAN staff.

The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ upon completion of a brief post-test.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Webinars will be recorded and archived to within two weeks of the live training.

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