Using Methadone for Chronic Pain
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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: Lilly USA; Consultant: Lilly USA and Horizant
Paul Gianutsos, M.D., M.P.H.
Jennifer Lee, M.D.
Danielle Westley, CME Specialist
Pam Squire, M.D.
Grants/Research Support: Pfizer, Janssen Ortho, Purdue, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Astra Zeneca, Valeant
Speakers Bureau/Honoraria: Janssen Ortho, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Purdue, Ortho Biotech, Bayer, Valeant, Biovail, Paladin, Merck Frosst, Proctor and Gamble, Astra Zeneca and GSK
Consulting Fees: Valeant, Janssen Ortho, Pfizer, Purdue, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Biovail, Paladin, Merck Frosst, Astra Zeneca, GSK, Bayer.
Resolution: Dr. Squire's presentation was reviewed by to ensure the content was evidence-based and unbiased. Disclosure was accurate at the time the presentation was recorded.
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 online and answer 100% of the quiz questions related to the content correctly. The participant will then be directed to an evaluation and can log in to receive credit.
Estimated Time to Complete
Allow 60 minutes to watch the video and complete the quiz and evaluation.
Additional resources for each module are available throughout the module and also on Swedish's Opioid Prescribing Legislation web page.
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Review Date: January 9, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2016
Swedish CME: 206-386-2755 or email@example.com
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Swedish Medical Staff, Employee or Residents
Providence Everett (Until 12/31/14 only)
Allied Health Professional
Medical Student, Resident or Fellow
Handout: Methadone: Key Facts for Prescribing
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