Physician, Protect Thyself: The Risks of Liberal Opioid Prescribing in 2021

In this pre-recorded webinar, speaker Don Stader, MD, FACEP, will discuss the legal and practice risks associated with liberal opioid and narcotic prescribing practices. This course, in its entirety, will take an estimated 82 minutes to complete.

Target Audience



Advanced Practice Clinicians

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze legal and practice risks associated with liberal opioid and narcotic prescribing practices.
  2. Apply processes to reduce opioid related risks using shared decision making, safety contracts, and risk mitigation tools.
  3. Discuss discontinuation of opioid therapy and how to minimize risk to patient and provider.
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This is webinar 1 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.


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