Substance Misuse Prevention and Responsible Opioid Prescribing – the Role of the Dentist
Release Date: August 1, 2021
Expiration Date: July 31, 2022
Claiming CME Credit This self-guided enduring material takes approximately 1 hour to review. Successful completion is achieved when a series of assessment questions have been answered as part of the Credit Tracking form.
This activity is designed for Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Quality Professionals, Risk Managers, Healthcare Executives, Pharmacists, and all healthcare professionals working with women and families impacted by trauma and addiction.
Compassion for patients is of utmost importance – balancing this compassion with social responsibility is of equal importance. In the context of opioid prescribing, social responsibility involves safeguarding patients, their families, and society against drug misuse, abuse, diversion, substance use disorders, and drug overdose.
This presentation will discuss the responsibility of dental clinicians in combating the current opioid epidemic through understanding the development of substance use disorders, screening patients for opioid misuse risks, and adopting sound and socially responsible opioid prescribing guidelines and policies.
At the completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
Recognize the importance of screening patients at risk of opioid misuse and dependence,
Describe the association between consecutive opioid use, the likelihood of long-term opioid use and subsequent substance use disorders,
Recognize the risks to patients and society associated with opioid prescribing,
Discuss the importance of balancing compassion for patients with providing adequate analgesia in a socially responsible manner,
Explain evidence-based information available to assist in making clinically and socially sound opioid-related decisions.
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies:
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and communication, System-based practice, Patient-centered care, Employ evidence-based practice, and Roles and responsibilities.
The accredited provider adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. - All employees and activity planners in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure: No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose
The accredited provider verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. The accredited provider does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the Connecticut Hospital Association. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Cine-Med designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dentists & Allied Dental Staff
Cine-Med is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider (January 1 - December 31, 2021). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Cine-Med designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board.
This course is provided by Connecticut Hospital Association.