Prescribing

Prescribing: Opioids, Pain Management, and Addiction (RX-21)

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Prescribing Course

This course goes beyond sound prescribing practices, examining the personal and professional reasons why clinicians fail to prescribe properly. The curriculum covers common misconceptions about opioids, assessment of patients for misuse potential, setting prescribing-related boundaries, team-based pain management approaches, and compliance with documentation, laws, and rules.

An intensive pre-course component personalizes the course content to be state and profession specific. Building on insights into why clinicians prescribe inappropriately, participants develop a Personalized Protection Plan©. This plan is designed to help them maintain their newfound knowledge base and prevent prescribing-related lapses.

Editions

  1. RX-21
    • Six hours of pre-course assignments
    • Two day live course
  2. RX-21 Extended
    • Six hours of pre-course assignments
    • Two day live course
    • 12 hour post-course faculty-led group conference calls (MAS). One hour weekly for 12 weeks.

Professions this Course is Suitable for

Prescribers from all disciplines will benefit from this course.

Reasons for Referral

  • Chronic pain: inadequate treatment or management
  • Controlled dangerous substance (CDS): inappropriate or unsafe prescribing
  • Documentation of prescribing that does not comply with laws and regulations
  • Poor understanding of drug dependence, addiction, and misuse potential
  • Prescribing to friends, family, or coworkers*
    • *This is also considered a professional boundary issue. A professional boundaries course should be considered in addition to a prescribing course.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement safer, more effective treatment with improved outcome through the application of a comprehensive knowledge of the spectrum of pain medications
  • Apply the prescribing laws and regulations into clinical practice for the safe and effective use of opioids and controlled substances
  • Produce and maintain medical records documenting compliance prescribing laws and documenting appropriate management and treatment of chronic pain
  • Differentiate opioid dependency and addiction to minimize abuse potential and maximize pain management

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Professional Boundaries, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in activity.

Registration Options

Select Edition

Course Credits

21 CME (6 Pre-Course + 15 Live)

Course Costs

$1895.00 Flat

Date: December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 29, 2022 - January 30, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: February 26, 2022 - February 27, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: March 19, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Course Credits

33 CME (6 Pre-Course + 15 Live + 12 Post-Course)

Course Costs

$2495.00 Flat

Date: December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 29, 2022 - January 30, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: February 26, 2022 - February 27, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: March 19, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

FAQ

Am I eligible to take a course in the Virtual Live Classroom?
What is the difference between standard edition (RX-21) and the Extended Edition (RX-21EX) of the Prescribing Course?
Can I attend this course proactively for CE credit even if I don’t have a disciplinary order?
How do I know if this course is approved by my regulatory agency or board?
My disciplinary order states that I need to take a course from a different provider, can I take a PBI course instead?
  • "I feel that this course should be required before becoming a prescriber. I think if I had had a course like this, I would have never been in the situation that I am."
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
  • "It was an incredible course…very conducive to learning and felt very comfortable talking and interacting with the other attendees and staff. Never felt judgement, people only wanted to help."
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
  • "I had registered for the Medical Record Keeping Course and Prescribing Course at the same time. But after taking the former I was glad to have registered for the latter...I was very happy and satisfied with the experience. Both courses were great. "
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
  • "I feel this course was excellent and very eye-opening. I have become aware of so many areas that I was falling short in and have plans to implement new risk management and patient care initiatives as soon as a I get home."
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
  • "Fantastic conference!!! Should be given in Medical Schools and required by our State Boards. It will certainly improve my overall patient care and help me develop safer prescribing and documentation habits."
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
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