This program is for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are licensed to prescribe drugs. Participants will engage in a comprehensive review of Tennessee’s efforts to combat prescription drug over-use. You will also gain an understanding of how to prevent prescription drug abuse among women and protect babies from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as well as and outline as evidence based approach to: “Marijuana as Medicine”.
Completing this course will satisfy the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiner’s requirement of 2 CME hours in prescribing.
Speaker: Roland Gray MD with special guest Tommy Farmer
In this program, physicians and other health care professionals will engage in a comprehensive review of new definitions, laws and other regulatory changes affecting chronic pain management. This program will help health care clinicians understand and adhere to prescribing guidelines to keep patients safe, and protect themselves from inadvertently contributing to the exploding prescription drug abuse epidemic. Physicians will learn about the proper use and responsible management of pain clinics and the importance of educating patients on the pain medication prescribed. NOTE: While approximately 25% of this program is Tennessee-specific, physicians from other states will also benefit from this program.
** This course satisfies the BME requirement of 2 CME hours in prescribing.
Who should attend?
This course is for physicians and any other professional licensed to prescribe drugs.
• Describe the epidemiology of prescription drug over-use
• Summarize measures taken by Tennessee to combat the crisis
• Outline an evidence based approach to: Marijuana as Medicine
• Understand how to prevent prescription drug abuse among women and protect babies from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Disclosures: the faculty planners and content contributors of this CME activity have nothing to disclose. Faculty disclosure will again be disclosed at the beginning of the course.
Course will expire July 1, 2018
Revision Date April 20, 2016
No commercial support was used in creating this educational activity.
Registration is not refundable. If you are unable to participate in an activity for which you are registered, you may have a substitute participate in your place.
2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (Enduring) The Tennessee Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Tennessee Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.