Prescribing

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

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Summary

More than just a course in sound prescribing practices, this course reaches beyond. We examine the personal and professional reasons why clinicians fail to prescribe properly. Both broad and deep, 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. In addition, and 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
    • *Required for NY physicians under order 
    • 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.

Causes for referral

  • Inappropriate or unsafe prescribing of controlled substances
  • Inadequate treatment and management of patients with chronic pain
  • Poor understanding of drug dependence, tapering, physical dependence vs. addiction, and abuse potential
  • Inadequate documentation related to prescribing

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/CE hours

Course Costs

$1895.00 Doctoral/Advance Practice

$1425.00 Non-Doctoral/Nurse

Date: September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: October 24, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: November 14, 2020 - November 15, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: December 5, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Course Credits

33 CME/CE hours

Course Costs

$2495.00 Doctoral/Advance Practice

$1875.00 Non-Doctoral/Nurse

Date: September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: October 24, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: November 14, 2020 - November 15, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: December 5, 2020 - December 6, 2020

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 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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