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Mandatory Opioid CME deadline July 1, 2017 (for all providers and residents)


Register here -  The recorded webinar satisfies DOH requirements. 

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  • Additional FREE Training that meets the 3 hour requirement:


NYSAFP Course Content & Objectves:

Pain management – Dr. Charles Argoff
  •  Describe common pain syndromes presenting to primary care providers
  •  Describe approaches to multimodal approaches to the treatment of such
  • Describe when appropriate, optimal means to consider chronic opioid therapy
Prevention, Screening and signs of addiction – Dr. Larry Plumb
  • Develop a strategy to screen your patients for addiction
  • Recognize the characteristic signs of addiction and opiate use disorder
Responses to abuse and addiction - Dr. Larry Plumb
  • Develop a strategy for responding to a patient with opiate use disorder
State and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances- Larry Kobak
  • To provide a working knowledge of current CDC Practice Guidelines concerning the use and prescription of opioids in chronic pain.
  • To provide a platform to impart NY State requirements for the prescription of opioids.
Appropriate prescribing – Dr. Norm Wetterau  
  • Identify medication other than opioids that might be helpful
  • Describe strategies for dealing with common problems with opioids
  • Describe why and when  Buprenorphine products might be helpful 
  • Describe the possible use and problems of  Medical Marijuana for pain and the federation of state medical board guidelines for its use
Managing acute pain – Dr. Norm Wetterau 
  • Describe Initial treatments and risk of opioids
  • Help providers develop a strategy for follow-up in the first 6 weeks
  • Explore the possible use of care coordination to help your patient
  • Describe when and how to stop opioids 
Palliative Medicine & End of Life – Dr. Jun David
  • To list down practical evidence-based approaches   to alleviate symptoms in patients who are  terminally ill
  • To review guidelines in the management of patients in acute pain and other symptoms at the end of life