Practical Implications of Prescribing Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain

Jointly provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Department of Health Academic Center


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Catherine DeGood, DO
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
Care New England Medical Group Butler Behavioral Health
Meadows Edge Recovery Center, North Kingstown, RI

Target Audience:
Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Nurses, Medical Students, Residents & Fellows

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
1. Be aware of the on and o label use of buprenorphine-containing products in the outpatient setting
2. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of buprenorphine for pain management
3. Describe the practical implications for using buprenorphine off label, including documentation and insurance reimbursement

CME Accreditation:
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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RI Specific:
This activity qualifies for 1.0 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 1.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and RI Pharmacy re-licensure.

Duration: 60 minutes

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