Methadone for Pain Management: The Clinician's Role in Reducing the Risk for Overdose
= Free Continuing Education Credits
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Len Paulozzi , MD, MPH
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
David Tauben, MD
Clinical Associate Professor University of Washington
Medical Director UW Center for Pain Relief
Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Department of Medicine
CDC estimates that methadone was involved in 5,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2009. Nonetheless, many methadone prescriptions are being written for conditions for which it might not be appropriate, and methadone is a preferred drug on many formularies. Prescribing methadone for chronic pain safely requires familiarity with its unique pharmacology and dosing recommendations. Join us for this COCA call where subject matter experts will review the epidemiology of methadone overdoses in the United States and discuss guidelines for appropriate opioid prescribing.
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
- Discuss the role of methadone in fatal drug overdoses in the United States.
- Compare and contrast methadone prescribing to other opioid analgesics
- State circumstances under which use of methadone might be appropriate
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- Vital Signs: Risk for Overdose from Methadone Used for Pain Relief - United States, 1999-2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), July 6, 2012; 61(26),493-497
- CDC Vital Signs: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses - Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller. July 2012
- This week, Science Clips is pleased to collaborate with CDC Vital Signs by featuring scientific articles from the current issue on methadone overdoses CDC Science Clips: June 25 - 29; Vol. 4, Issue 26, 7/2/12
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||ACTIVITY NUMBER||EC/PD/WD 1648|
|MATERIALS||PowerPoint Slide Set|
Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Physician Assistants and Other Clinicians
Live webcast and audio conference call on 8/01/12: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 8/02/12
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
|METHOD OF PARTICIPATION||
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this electronic conference/web-on-demand educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation.
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CDC, our planners, and the presenters for this seminar do not have financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. This presentation does not involve the unlabeled use of a product or product under investigational use. There is no commercial support for this activity.
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Page last updated August 10, 2012
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