NYS Controlled Substances, Part 2 - CMEZ175

NYS Controlled Substances, Part 2

Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction, Misuse, and Abuse

by Nicholas Bertoni, MD
(4.7 / 25 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Prescription opioids are potent analgesics; due to potential for misuse and abuse, they should be reserved for pain that is refractory to nonopioid modalities. Prescribed opioid misuse and abuse can lead to serious consequences such as addiction and overdose. The development and rise of opioid use disorder in the United States has significantly contributed to the current opioid epidemic plaguing the country. Understanding the signs of abuse of medications such as opioids is important to safe prescribing of controlled substances. This module will teach healthcare providers about substance use disorder and how to identify signs and symptoms of misuse and abuse while also guiding the clinician in practicing safe and effective pain management.


The goal of this continuing education program is to discuss the role of prescription opioids in pain management and to educate healthcare providers on opioid use disorder and how to identify patients who are misusing or abusing prescribed opioids in accordance with New York state guidelines. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Educate healthcare providers on definition, prevalence, and risk factors for opioid use disorder
  • Describe methods by which healthcare providers can screen and monitor patients for opioid use disorder
  • Discuss ways in which healthcare professionals can collaborate to help prevent and assist patients with substance use disorder

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for physicians
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/20/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/20/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/20/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Shaune G - Cartersville, GA  ·  Jan 20, 2020
The course was very informative.
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Sarah W - Peoria, IL  ·  Jan 01, 2020
overall course was good to learn about prescribing opioids
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Wesley J - Coos Bay, OR  ·  Dec 22, 2019
the pathway tries to take an extraoridnary complex problem and suggest that this can be managed by the average cllinician. people with this problem need centers for car established that are designed to care for this problem.
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Gurpinder K - bellingham, WA  ·  Oct 13, 2019
I always encourage my co workers to study these courses, its so simple and informative.
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Patricia F - Eureka, IL  ·  Sep 03, 2019
a good source of information for opioid use aabuse and addiction
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Price: $15.00
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