Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain: Facilitated Panel Discussion
Jointly provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Department of Health Academic Center
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Gary Bubly MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University | Vice Chair for Clinical Integration and Innovation
Brown Emergency Medicine Inc. | Providence, RI
Laureen Berkowitz PA-C*
Certiifed Physician Assistant, The Miriam Hospital
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology Providence, RI
Todd Handel MD*
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Interventional Physiatrist, Handel Center for Spine, Sports & Pain Intervention | Providence, RI
James V. McDonald, MD, MPH (Course Director)*
Director, RI Board of Medical Licensure & Discipline RI Department of Health | Providence, RI
Jessica Meade D.C.
High School Teacher, Plymouth South High School Plymouth, MA
Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Nurses, Medical Students, Residents & Fellows
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe cases of patients who have been prescribed and opioids for pain and how buprenorphine may be a safer alternative
2. Describe cases of patients who are on buprenorphine and need relief for pain with an opioid
3. Describe patients who have been prescribed buprenorphine who are affected by a transition of care to an ED or Inpatient unit and role of pain management
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 Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health Academic Center. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity qualifies for 1.25 hours CME Credit in Opioid Pain Management/Chronic Pain Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 RI CME re-licensure requirements.
This training meets the requirements set forth in RI Regulation 3.14 Prescriber Training Requirement for Best Practices Regarding Opioid Prescribing. This specific training requirement is required only once and must be completed before renewal of controlled substance registration or two (2) years (whichever is longer).
Other Health Professionals:
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and RI Pharmacy re-licensure.
Duration: 75 minutes
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