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49th STFM Annual Spring Conference

2016 Annual Spring Conference

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L03B Empowering Family Medicine Residents on Safe Opioid Prescribing

Fabiana Kotovicz, MD; Michael McNett, MD; Kayla Flores; Brian Wallace, MD; Dennis Baumgardner, MD

05/1/16 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Directors Row 2

While the majority of diverted or misused opioids originate from legitimate prescriptions, inconsistent efforts have been implemented to train residents on patient opioid abuse risk and opioid use monitoring. Identifying barriers to empower residents in the use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is crucial to align clinic workflows and educational initiatives with appropriate opioid use. In this lecture, we will discuss how we implemented longitudinal educational interventions and tools in the use of opioid for CNCP as part of an ongoing quality improvement project. We will share lessons learned from chart review, focus group, electronic health record resources, and precepting in this topic. We will also explore other programs experiences and recommendations to successfully implement a residency pain management curriculum. Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to: 1. Optimize safe opioid prescribing through the use of electronic health record, 2. Define level of appropriateness on opioid use for CNCP based on expectations from state medical boards on opioid prescribing, 3. List tools and educational interventions that will help train family medicine residents in the use of opioids for CNCP.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. List tools and educational interventions to train family medicine residents in the use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.
  2. Define level of appropriateness on opioid use for CNCP according to expectations from state medical boards on opioid prescribing.
  3. Optimize safe opioid prescribing through the use of electronic health record.


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