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Utah Controlled Substance Prescribers Continuing Education is a Course

Utah Controlled Substance Prescribers Continuing Education

Time limit: 30 days
4.0 credits

$35 Enroll

Full course description

Target Audience: Utah Physician Assistants

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 5/22/2020 to 5/31/2021 . PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-200419.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

All controlled substance prescribers in the State of Utah must complete at least 3.5 continuing education hours approved by the Utah Department of Occupational & Professional Licensing (DOPL) per licensing period.  The Utah Controlled Substance Prescribers Continuing Education Course is approved by the Utah DOPL for 3.5 continuing education hours.

The purpose of this course is to train Physicians, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Podiatrists, and Dentists in the best practices for the safe & effective prescribing and management of extended release and long acting opioid medications.

Prescribers will learn about tools for properly assess patients who are appropriate for ER/LA opioid analgesics.  The strategies of initiating therapy properly, modifying it once started, and discontinuing it when appropriate.  Clinicians will learn to identify and deal effectively with issues surround substance-use disorders and diversion.

Controlled substance prescribing clinicians will grow in knowledge and skill in using ER/LA opioid medications upon the completion of the Utah Controlled Substance Prescribers Continuing Education Course

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify the Role of Opioids in the Treatment of Acute & Chronic Pain
  2. Assess patients for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesic therapy.
  3. Initiate therapy, modify dosing, and discontinue use of ER/LA opioid analgesics
  4. Manage therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics.
  5. Counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics.
  6. Describe the general characteristics, toxicities, and drug interactions for ER/LA opioid analgesic products. 

FACULTY

  Jonathan Baird, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C, ATC

The instructor is a certified Physician Assistant, has controlled substance prescribing experience, and is appropriately licensed by the State of Utah and Registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. Read more...

  Marie Pittman, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C, RDH

The instructor is a certified Physician Assistant, has controlled substance prescribing experience, and is appropriately licensed by the State of Utah and Registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.  Read more...

  Jennifer Johnson, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C

The instructor is a certified Physician Assistant, has controlled substance prescribing experience, and is appropriately licensed by the State of Utah and Registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. Read more...  

  Travis Layne, DMSc, MMS, PA-C

The instructor is a certified Physician Assistant, has controlled substance prescribing experience, and is appropriately licensed by the State of Utah and Registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.  Additionally, Mr. Layne has spent time specifically in the practice of pain management and has supervised and approved of the curriculum. Read more...