Continuing Education: Safe Opioid Prescribing Webinar, Rapid Influenza Testing E-course
November 2, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
The American Medical Association (AMA) offers a free webinar to help physicians manage patients suffering from chronic pain while minimizing the potential for prescription opioid misuse. Participants will learn how to identify patients who are appropriate for opioid therapy and how to monitor and evaluate the responses of their patients. The webinar was held on November 1, 2012, and will be archived online. While overuse and misuse of prescription drugs is a serious problem, a great deal of human pain and suffering remains inadequately treated, states an October 24, 2012, AMA press release, and many of these patients need prescription opioids to function in their day-to-day lives.