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Society adds new webinars to opioid prescribing series

The Wisconsin Medical Society has added several new live and on-demand webinars to its opioid prescribing education series, including a two-hour webinar on the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board’s (MEB) opioid prescribing guideline.

Developed by expert physician faculty from the Society’s Opioid Task Force, this series is just one of the Society’s ongoing efforts to confront the opioid abuse epidemic. With the additions, the series now includes 10 webinars that address various aspects related to improving opioid prescribing practices.

    The new webinars are:

  • Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Opioid Prescribing Guidelines* (Dec. 5, 2016, 8-10 a.m.)
    Michael McNett, MD, Medical Director for Chronic Pain, Aurora
    This webinar provides participants with a comprehensive review of the MEB’s opioid prescribing guideline, including the rationale behind opioid guidelines in general, as well as that of each of the MEB’s specific guidelines.

  • Legal Requirements for Opioid Prescribing in Wisconsin (Dec. 14, 2016, 12-12:30 p.m.)
    John Rather, JD, General Counsel, Wisconsin Medical Society
    This webinar focuses on the new regulations and ways in which they impact Wisconsin physician practices including risk management strategies to reduce potential liability.

  • Opioid Physiology and Effectiveness (on-demand)
    Michael McNett, MD, Medical Director for Chronic Pain, Aurora
    In this webinar, Dr. McNett provides evidence about the inappropriateness of chronic opioid therapy and discusses how to optimize the use of opioids for acute pain.

  • Pharmacological Approaches to Pain (on-demand)
    Michael McNett, MD, Medical Director for Chronic Pain, Aurora
    With the mindset that opioids should be used only as a last resort, this webinar provides a review of both narcotic and non-narcotic pain treatments.

  • Identifying Opioid Abuse Risk in the Chronic Pain Patient: Techniques for Mastering Accuracy (on-demand)
    Michael McNett, MD, Medical Director for Chronic Pain, Aurora
    This webinar provides a comprehensive review of the many ways to identify abuse risk factors and how to assign them appropriate importance. Some may be obvious, but for most prescribers, recognition comes from identifying a pattern developing over time.

  • Interacting With the Drug-Seeking Patient (on-demand)
    Michael McNett, MD, Medical Director for Chronic Pain, Aurora
    After reviewing four functional pain disorder types (malingering, somatization, hybrid conditions and passive/dependent personality disorder) of the drug-seeking patient, this webinar offers scripts to help clinicians treat the patient’s actual underlying problem.

Click here for more information and to register. Save 25 percent when you purchase four or more webinars from the series.

The webinars are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and an application for Maintenance of Certification Part II credit has been filed with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for approval by ABMS Member Boards. Determination of credit is pending.

*The MEB recently approved a rule requiring most physicians to complete two continuing medical education (CME) credits on its opioid prescribing guideline. As soon as the application is available from the MEB, the Society will submit this webinar for approval to meet the CME requirement. Click here to learn more.

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