Patient Safety: Opioids looks at the history and rise of opioid prescriptions in the United States. This course also providesan overview on opioids, pre and post surgical therapy and pain control, benefits of opioid in post surgery, how to tackle the epidemic, and finally identifying drug seeking behaviors.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredits ASPS to provide educational activities and material with Category 1 CME credits. As an official CME provider, ASPS must comply with all ACCME standards, as outlined in the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.
Steven Bonawitz, MD; Georgios Ziakas, MD; Gary Culbertson, MD; Kent Higdon, MD
Intended AudienceLearning Objectives
This educational activity is intended for all CME-related persons including plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals.
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify benefits and challenges of opioids use
- Describe the pre-surgical and post-operative consults
- Educate others about opioid over-use post-surgery
- Familiarize yourself with current legislation regarding opioid prescriptions
- Bring opioid awareness to medical schools and other educational institutions
- Identify other alternatives to opioids for patient pain management
- Collaborate with other medical specialists
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of1.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits offered by this activity are enhanced by ASPS Learner Credit Reporting for learners who have opted in to this reporting. Successful completion of this CME activity enables active American Board of Surgery (ABS) members the opportunity to earn credit toward the CME requirement of the ABS's Continuous Certification program when claimed within 30 days of completion of the activity.
Participants in ASPS accredited education who want their CME credits reported to certifying and state licensing boards must opt-in to reporting and add their NPI as well as state license ID and/or collaborating board ID(s) before claiming credit.
Disclosure PolicyDisclaimer: All relevant financial relationships for planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) are reviewed by the ASPS Continuing Education Committee and have been mitigated, if applicable.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires all faculty, authors, planners, reviewers, managers, staff and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
Dr. Bonawitz's institution has an in-kind and grant recipient relationship with Hydrosolve. None of the other authors have relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 1.0
Media: Interactive Course
Release Date: 4/24/2019
Expiration Date: 5/01/2026
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
Reviewed/Renewal Date: 05/01/2023
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
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