Tennessee Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices, Part 2 - CMEZ784

Tennessee Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices, Part 2

by Nicholas Bertoni, MD
(4.8 / 16 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Many people suffer from illnesses that are treated with controlled substances. Severe chronic pain can deeply affect function and quality of life. Clinicians face a difficult task of appropriate management in improving symptoms, function, and quality of life while at the same time minimizing adverse effects, addiction, and overall safety of their patients. Long-term treatment with controlled substances can lead to adverse effects making it imperative that clinicians can recognize signs of these, along with misuse and abuse. Reviewing national and state guidelines regarding responsible treatment of controlled substances is vital to all clinicians who prescribe these medications. Many state licensing boards have already or will require healthcare professionals to complete mandated courses pertaining to controlled substances. This course will teach healthcare providers the most current guidelines on safe and responsible treatment of chronic illness with controlled substances.


The goal of this continuing education program is to discuss ways in which clinicians can safely and appropriate manage illnesses such as chronic pain with controlled substances. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the safe and effective management of chronic pain syndrome when prescribing opioid pain medications.
  • Identify methods for monitoring patients during chronic treatment with controlled substances who are at risk for or suffering from substance use disorder.
  • Learn about managing substance use disorder, including opioid weaning protocols and medication-assisted treatment.
  • Describe the importance of multidisciplinary communication in identification and treatment of substance abuse and misuse.

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: 9/6/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/6/2022

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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Michael C - KNOXVILLE, TN  ·  Nov 14, 2019
Excellent course. Concise and focused, with just the right amount of detail.
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Danny F - Roswell, GA  ·  Nov 05, 2019
Good amount of new information. Well presented.
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Alexander M - Winter Haven, FL  ·  Nov 03, 2019
Very convenient and effective way to meet licensing requirements.
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50