Use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
For more than a decade opioid painkillers have been prescribed despite mounting evidence that people were becoming addicted and overdosing on the powerful pain medications. By tapping into a database of opioid painkillers and other federally controlled substances dispensed in the state, physicians can check patients’ opioid medication history, as well as their use of other combinations of potentially harmful drugs, such as sedatives and muscle relaxants, to determine whether they are at risk of addiction or overdose death. In this course we will talk about the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), what you can do when you find abnormal findings on a PDMP, and how to address issues with those findings.
This course is intended for Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners/NPs, PAs, and Residents of all medical specialties.
Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:
- Distinguish when to check the PDMP and exemptions to doing so
- Apply and address the Alerts in the PDMP, when they fire, and how to respond
- Demonstrate how to identify aberrant behavior present on the PDMP and address it appropriately
Michael McNett, MD; Aurora Health Care
It is the policy of Aurora Health Care Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored education activities. All participating faculty, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. All faculty and planning committee members have attested that their financial relationships do not affect their ability to present well-balanced evidence-based content for this activity. Specific disclosure information for each course faculty will be shared with the audience prior to the faculty’s presentation.
No faculty, presenters, planners, or anyone controlling content have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AttendanceAttendance Credit
If you are an Aurora Affiliate this course is free of charge. If you are a Non-Aurora Affiliate there is a $25.00 charge to take this course.
Please Note: If you are paying by a check you will not have access to the course until the check is received. You will be notified via email when the course will be available to you.
If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the Aurora CPD Office at CPDDepartment@aurora.org or at (414) 219-5490.