PBI Prescribing: Opioids, Pain Management, and Addiction Extended Edition (RX-21EX)



$2495.00 Doctoral Degree and Advance/Independent Practice Rate (MD, DO, PA, DDS, Pharmacists, Advanced Practice Nurse, DC, DPT, DVM, DPM, Ph.D., Psy.D, etc.)

$1875.00 Non-Doctoral Degree and Nurse Rate (RN, LPN, PT, RT, OT, mental health, allied health, etc.)

Course Credit

33 CME/CE hours


More than just a course in sound prescribing practices, this course reaches beyond to 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. Attendees are directed to research and review their state specific prescribing guidelines. For participants required to take the course due to a prescribing offense, a state specific research paper is also submitted, in which participants summarize their offense and identify the violated federal or state ethical codes, laws, rules, guidelines, and/or statutes.

In addition, and building on insights into why clinicians prescribe inappropriately, participants develop a Personalized Protection Plan to help them maintain their newfound knowledge base and prevent future prescribing-related lapses.

This Extended Edition includes a two day live course, followed by weekly, telephonic Maintenance and Accountability Seminars. These seminars reinforce what was learned, elevate accountability through revisiting Personalized Protection Plans, and engages participants in a community of peer review and support


Part One

  1. Pre-course component: Online written assignments and readings totaling five hours
  2. Live component: Two days totaling 16 hours
  3. 21 CE hour certificate for pre-course + live course distributed upon successful completion of course at the end of day two.

Part Two

  1. Post-course assignment: Online written assignment
  2. Post-course component: Faculty-led group conference calls (MAS). One hour weekly for 12 weeks, totaling 12 hours.
  3. 12 CE hour certificate distributed upon successful completion of 12th session of course.

Professions this course is suitable for:

Prescribers from all disciplines will benefit from this course.

This course addresses issues such as:

  • Inappropriate or unsafe prescribing of CDS
  • Inadequate treatment and management of patients with chronic pain
  • Documentation that does not comply with laws and regulations
  • Poor understanding of drug dependence, addiction, and abuse potential

Course reviews and testimonials

"This is an excellent course in pain management and prescribing opioids. I have taken other courses that have not come close to the amount of information I learned here today. I wish that I taken this course years ago."

"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."

"This was a great course. I came into the weekend unhappy as my lawyer had told me that I should go to a course on this topic, but am very thankful I came. Thank you for taking the time to assist other care providers."

"Thank you! This was probably the most valuable and meaningful CME I’ve ever done in terms of satisfying professional obligations, enlarging my knowledge base, and growing personally. The faculty was wonderful - thank you so much for a really great experience."

"I feel this course was excellent and very eye-opening. I have become aware of so many areas that I was falling short and have plans to implement new risk management and patient care initiatives as soon as a I get home."

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


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

Date: June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Eastern Time

Seats Remaining: 2

Date: July 11, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: August 8, 2020 - August 9, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Eastern Time

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


Am I eligible to take a course in the Virtual Live Classroom?
Eligibility requirements include but are not limited to basic computer literacy, a computer with webcam, audio, and microphone/headset (smartphones are not acceptable) and a private space with strong, reliable internet
What is the difference between standard edition (RX-21) and the Extended Edition (RX-21EX) of the Prescribing Course?
The standard edition (RX-21) includes only the pre-course and the two day course while the Extended Edition (RX-21EX) includes the live course and 12 hours of post-course teleconference faculty-led seminars know as Maintenance and Accountability Seminars.
How do I know if this course is approved by my regulatory agency or board?
Most PBI Education courses are already approved, but we always recommend you send our course agenda to your agency for pre-approval before you register. Just click the "course agenda" button at the top of the page to download a copy of the agenda.
Can I attend this course proactively for CE credit even if I don’t have a disciplinary order?
Yes! We welcome and encourage participants to proactively educate themselves by taking our courses, even if they have no disciplinary issues to address. Some of the pre-course requirements will not apply to you.
My disciplinary order states that I need to take a course from a different provider, can I take a PBI course instead?
Yes! PBI courses are considered equivalent to many courses from other providers and can be approved by submitting an agenda to your regulatory agency or organization. You can download the agenda by pressing the "course agenda" button at the top of the page. Our courses compare to similar courses from providers like: Vanderbilt, Sante, Center for Personalized Education for Professionals (CPEP) Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE), Case Western, Western Institute of Legal Medicine (WILM), Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ), and KSTAR Physician Resources.
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