"8" Reliable Principles to Safe Opioid Prescribing
AMA: November 1, 2012
Speaker: Lynn R. Webster, MD Medical Director CRILifetree, President-elect, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Webinar Description: A webinar offered by American Medical Association (AMA). Safe prescribing of opioids requires understanding how to identify patients at risk and what is considered essential monitoring. This presentation will discuss eight key principles that are practical and tested, and that if understood and implemented will reduce the risk of harm when prescribed opioids. At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to: understand basics of opioid management, assess patient and categorize opioid risk, recognize strategies for patient follow-up.