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Opioid Prescribing: Part I
Presenter: Sarah Harrington, MD, FAAHPM
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Program Overview:
This presentation will give an overview of the basic pharmacology of opiods, and their appropriate and safe use in the palliative care population.

Objectives:  

  1. Review the basics of opioid prescribing.
  2. Review how to use the WHO ladder in opioid decision-making.
  3. Discuss common side effects of opioids.
  4. Review DEA and Arkansas Board of Medicine regulations.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of opioid prescribing with practice problems.

Speaker Bio:
Sarah Harrington, MD, FAAHPM is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAMS Department of Internal Medicine, in the Hem/ONC Divisoin. Dr. Harrington is also the Medical Director of the UAMS Palliative Care Program, and Chief of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System's Palliative Care Program.

Speaker Disclosures
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CME activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Instructions to obtain credit:

  1. Pay any applicable fees.
  2. Complete the pre-test.
  3. View the entire activity online.
  4. Check completion box.
  5. Complete the post-test.
  6. Complete Evaluation.
  7. Must pass the post-test and complete evaluation to receive credit.
  8. Certificate or transcript available in the “My Profile” tab.

ANCC Accreditation Statement:
Center of Distance Health, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

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UAMS Center for Distance Health
4301 W. Markham #519
Little Rock, AR 72205
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Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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Credits
1 Hours> Non-Accredited

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