MICIS: Opioid Education

MICIS presentations feature a combination of didactics, video, individual exercises and small group discussions. In 2018 MICIS will present three new 1-hour clinical modules with a compassionate, patient-centered perspective and an updated presentation on Maine opioid prescribing laws and rules.

2018 Topics: Next Steps in Addressing Maine’s Opioid Crisis

Opioid Use Disorder & Medication Assisted Recovery: Caring for Our Communities

Learning Objectives:

  • Appropriately recognize, diagnose and language opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • Compare pharmacologic treatments used in Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR)
  • Develop a strategy for treating acute pain for patients with OUD
  • Constantly consider harm reduction

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Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain 

  • Discuss alternative treatments for chronic pain management
  • Highlight a team based approach to care for patients living with chronic pain
  • Understand ways to reduce pain by addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual components of pain

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Co-Prescribing Benzodiazepines and Opioids: the Black Box of Increased Overdose Risk

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the trends in benzodiazepine prescribing
  • Evaluate risks of co-prescribing benzodiazepines and opioids
  • Consider taper plans
  • Recall importance of risk reduction

 

Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine

Learning Objectives:

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

 

2017 Topics: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

  • How We Got Here: The Genesis of the Opoid Crisis
  • Opioid Basics: MMEs & Tapering
  • Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain
  • Harm reduction: Naloxone & MAT
  • Communication skills & difficult conversations/Behavioral Health Integration
  • Non-opioid/Non-pharm treatments for acute & chronic pain
  • Legal and regulatory requirements for opioid prescribers, presented by MMA legal staff

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Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

For more information about MICIS presentations, please contact Susan Kring at skring@mainemed.com.