Monday, December 17 in Augusta: Improving Opioid Prescribing & Patient Safety

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety
Monday, December 17, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

FREE- advanced registration is required

Check-in begins at 4:30 PM
Light snacks will be provided

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This 3-hour presentation is an updated version of the broad, clinical and legal review of opioid prescribing in Maine first presented by MICIS in 2017.  The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine has established a new CME rule which is currently effective. All of its licensees, whether MDs or Physician Assistants, must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not. No BOLIM licensee is exempt from this requirement.

Topics and Learning Objectives:

How Did We Get Here?

  • Review 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines.
  • Understand MMEs (morphine milligram equivalents).
  • Assess alternative treatments for acute & chronic pain.

Transforming Our Practices & Our Communities

  • Review best practices in opioid prescribing practice transformation, including team-based care.
  • Understand the benefits of buprenorphine prescribing.
  • Anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk

Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine

  • Learn about recent changes in Maine statutes relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery.
  • Learn about recent changes in the rules from licensing boards relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery.
  • Learn about recent changes in the rules from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery

Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter P. Michaud, J.D, R.N.

This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, and the similar requirement in the recent amendments to Chapter 1 of the Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS www.micismaine.org) is a program of the Maine Medical Association