Using Methadone for Chronic Pain
To provide prescribing practitioners with the information needed to safely and effectively prescribe opioids and methadone where appropriate.
This online module is intended for Washington State practitioners who wish to fulfill criteria for prescribing long acting opioids according to the law HB 2876.
At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants will be able to provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
- Describe basic methadone pharmacology
- Initiate methadone in both an opioid naive patient or as a an opioid rotation
- Discuss safe prescribing practices with regards to methadone
Planning Committee & Disclosures
Gordon Irving, M.D., Chair
Disclosures: Speaker: Eli lilly, NeurogesX and Pfizer; Advisory Board: Depomed, Eli Lilly, NeurogesX and Zogenix
Paul Gianutsos, M.D., M.P.H.
Disclosures: Consultant: Talaria Inc.; Grant/Research Support: Talaria Inc.
Jessica Martinson, M.S., CME Manager
Faina Spaeth, ARNP
Pam Squire, M.D.
Disclosures: Grants/Research Support: Pfizer; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria: Janssen Ortho, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Purdue, Paladin, Merck Frosst; Consulting Fees: Janssen Ortho, Pfizer, Purdue, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Paladin, Merck Frosst, Astra Zeneca.
Resolution: Dr. Squire's presentation was reviewed by to ensure the content was evidence-based and unbiased.
No commercial support was used in the development of this CME learning activity.
Accreditation Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This enduring material requires the participant to watch a recorded lecture and answer questions related to the content.
Estimated Time to Complete
Allow 60 minutes to watch the video and complete the quiz and evaluation.
Release Date: July 1, 2011
End Date: December 31, 2013
Swedish CME: 206-386-2755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Handout: Methadone: Key Facts for Prescribing
Click below to view the video. At the end of the video, you will recieve instructions on how to claim CME credit.