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Hospice & Palliative Care

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

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7/29/21, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

LIVE WEBINAR SERIES:
USE OF METHADONE IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

Speaker
Speaker: Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy Internship
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Clinical Professor, St. John’s University

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to review the guidelines and provide recommendations for the safe use of methadone for chronic pain, including how to avoid risks related to overdose and cardiac arrhythmias. This webinar will address safety in methadone prescribing practices.

Why Do I Need to Know This? Methadone is an opioid analgesic that has been used in the United States for over 50 years as an effective treatment for opioid addiction and chronic pain. Yet many myths about its use persist, discouraging patients from using methadone, and leading family members to pressure patients using the treatment to stop. This webinar will help clinicians understand the basic principles of methadone use for the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain.

Objectives:  

  1. Discuss the basic pharmacology of methadone
  2. Discuss the unique properties of methadone
  3. Develop strategies to reduce the risk of overdose and other serious harms associated with methadone use

Target Audience: Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest; 80% passing grade (mandatory to receive CE credit for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation

Physicians: This live online webinar, Use of Methadone in Pain Management, with a beginning date of July 29, 2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1.0 credit(s) toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.
Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group: Free (includes unlimited CME/CE certificates)

Note to Groups:
If you plan to attend as a group, the group facilitator should register for the webinar. After registering, group facilitators will receive detailed email instructions on how to process CE credits for group attendees. Please email PalliativeInstitute@MJHS.org or call (212) 649-5500 with additional questions.

Attending by Smartphone:
No dial-in (i.e., listen only) connections are permitted for CE credit. To attend by phone, download and install the GoToWebinar App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:
https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/system-check-attendee

Disclosures:

Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research, or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer our free and fee-based interdisciplinary webinar series, live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, typically offering 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), and Social Work CE credits.

Our NEW 5-module interactive e-learning course on Palliative Care Program Development offers up to 6.5 CE credits.

Free pdf downloads now available:  15 palliative care professional factsheets and patient education handouts on 18 topics in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic, French, and Russian.

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