Tennessee Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices, Part 1 - CMEZ783

Tennessee Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices, Part 1

by Nicholas Bertoni, MD
(4.4 / 12 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Healthcare providers face many difficulties when prescribing controlled substances for chronic pain and other medical conditions. Timely and appropriate treatment of pain can improve function and quality of life for patients. However, commonly prescribed medications such as opiates pose the risk of addiction and other adverse outcomes. The pressure to treat patient’s symptoms aggressively, coupled with current public health problems such as rising drug overdose rates, create a major dilemma for healthcare providers. Determining which patients could benefit from prescribed controlled substances and which patients could be harmed by taking these medications is not always easy. Discussing recent Tennessee state guidelines and evidence-based literature evaluating safe prescribing practices can be very beneficial to both healthcare providers and patients.


The goal of this continuing education program is to educate healthcare providers on methods to safely and responsibly prescribe controlled substances. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss key principles for healthcare providers to consider prior to initiating treatment with controlled substances.
  • Review safe and appropriate practices when prescribing controlled substances to patients.
  • Describe the multidisciplinary approach in which nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals can collaborate to ensure responsible prescribing of controlled substances.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
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).
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 1 contact hours
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: 9/5/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/5/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/5/2022

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.

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Danny F - Roswell, GA  ·  Nov 05, 2019
Good overview of basic information related to controlled substance prescribing.
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Alexander M - Winter Haven, FL  ·  Oct 27, 2019
Very practical,timely,and cost effective.
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50