Pain Management and Opioid Use in Older Adults
With the growing opioid pandemic, there is a need to educate prescribers on appropriate utilization of opioids in their care of elderly. There is a need to familiarize physicians with the Texas State code requirements regarding proper screening and pain management contracts.
South East Texas Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (SETxGWEP) training promotes the integration of innovative geriatrics approaches and education in care settings that serve older adults to address the training gap in responding to the unique care considerations of older adults.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals that care for older adults
At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:
- Introduce the utilization of screening tools in chronic pain patients
- Review the prescription drug monitoring program and how it should be utilized as part of a comprehensive patient work up
- Discuss the physician-patient pain treatment agreements and how they should be utilized in practice
- Incorporate the comprehensive pain management requirements set forth in the Texas Administrative Code
Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 2.00 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 2.00 credits of education in pain management and the prescription of opioids.
Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Continuing Professional Development (License Number 7270) is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. This activity has been approved for 2.00 continuing education units.
After watching both training content videos, please click the Claim Credit button below to be redirected to our CME provider, Baylor College of Medicine, to complete an evaluation by questionnaire to address program content, presentation, and possible bias. Continuing education credit can be claimed upon completion of the evaluation. If you do not have an existing CE profile with Baylor College of Medicine, please expect to set up a profile to receive your credit.