Opioids: An Objective Look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of One of Medicine's Most Utilized Drugs
Opioids are one of medicine’s oldest and most widely used medications. In this sweeping review of opioid literature and practice patterns, Dr. Stader reviews the history of opioids in medical practice and the various opioid epidemics that have occurred over the course of medical history. In the context of the current opioid crisis, the lecture reviews the current medical evidence for opioids, investigating when opioids have proven benefit, when opioids have proven harms and how to integrate the current science into medical practice. While opioids continue to be a useful drug for many conditions, the requirement for clinicians to have a deep knowledge of the indications and be able to recognize opioid risks has never been more urgent.
This pre-recorded webinar, by speaker Don Stader, MD, FACEP, will take an estimated 75 minutes to complete.
Advanced Practice Clinicians
1. Explore the history of opioid use in medicine.
2. Describe the benefits and indications for opioid therapy.
3. Identify the harms associated with short term opioid therapy.
4. Identify the harms associated with long term opioid therapy.
This is webinar 2 of 8 for the Compass Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program.
Don Stader, MD, FACEP
Don Stader, MD, FACEP, is an emergency physician, opioid expert, film producer and innovator. He works at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, CO, where he serves as the section chair of emergency medicine and associate ED medical director. Stader holds a medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine and attended emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is the Past President of the Colorado chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (COACEP) and former President of the Emergency Medicine Resident's Association (EMRA). He is also founder and past chair of Colorado ACEP's Opioid Task Force, Editor-in-Chief of COACEP's 2017 Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines and the leader of CO's CURE, an effort to create multidisciplinary opioid prescribing and treatment guidelines for the state of Colorado. Stader is the Senior Pain Management and Opioid Policy Physician Adviser for the Colorado Hospital Association and serves on multiple national and local committees addressing the opioid epidemic in Colorado and across the nation. He is the founder and chair emeritus of the nonprofit, The Emergency Medical Minute, which provides free online emergency medical education via podcasts and video.
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of HCA Healthcare Continental Division and The Iowa HealthCare Collaborative. HCA Healthcare Continental Division is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: HCA Healthcare Continental Division designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Commercial Support: This Activity was developed without support from any ineligible company.*The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Note: The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical services is owned, or controlled by, and ACCME defined ineligible company.
Disclosure: HCA Healthcare Continental Division is committed to providing CME that is balanced, objective, and evidenced-based. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Integrity and Independence all parties involved in content development are required to disclose all conflicts of interest with ACCME defined ineligible companies. The HCA Healthcare Continental Division has identified, reviewed, and mitigated all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, or relevant staff disclose prior to the delivery of any educational activity. The CME planning committee who are in a position to control the content of this CME Activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. Don Stader, MD, FAAEP discloses he is a consultant for OPISAFE/RX Assurance
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™