Opioid Prescriber Education


Project ECHO Opioid Wednesdays

The resources on this web page contain information about opioid prescription that also can be used for professional education credit.

    Project ECHO Opioid Wednesdays

    Overview – Project ECHO is a simple telehealth linkage connecting university-based faculty specialists to primary care providers in rural and under-served areas to extend specialty care to patients with chronic, costly, and complex medical illnesses. Project ECHO is being used at the University of Nevada, Reno School or Medicine.

    Highlights – Occurring the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8am -9am, the Project ECHO Pain Management Clinic offers an opportunity to present and discuss patients you may be seeing in your clinic with pain. This training series will promote how to assess and manage your patients with pain through a variety of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities; promote best practice approaches to minimizing risk of addiction. Each training clinic is facilitated by a pain management physician and pain management psychologist.

    SAMHSA Information: Prescribers Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies

    Overview – PCSS-O is a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid overdose epidemic. PCSS-O makes available, at no cost, CME programs on the safe and effective use of opioids for treatment of chronic pain and safe and effective treatment of opioid use disorder.

    Highlights - The core curriculum is a free 11-part training for primary care providers that provides in depth knowledge on treating chronic pain. (Each course is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.) The PCSS-O website also created a peer to peer colleague support program where providers can network with and gain support from providers from across the country. Finally, there is a resource library with links to organizations fighting the opioid epidemic. This library also has toolboxes, videos, fact sheets, and articles that address the subject from different angles and perspectives.

    Addiction at the End of Life

    This is a brief white paper the details why is it appropriate that the provisions made in AB 474 related to informed consent and the medication agreements apply to all prescribers of controlled substances for pain, including hospice and palliative care.

    Overview - (Abstract) Substance use disorders have a substantial
impact on care at all
levels. End of life care has its own unique challenges. Since end of life care encompasses whole families and multiple disciplines, it also offers an opportunity to examine the impact of problems like substance misuse, abuse and addiction at multiple levels.

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