Prescribing Practices & Management of Chronic Pain & Substance Abuse Course (December)



This virtual via Zoom course on prescribing practices and management of chronic pain and substance use disorder is an intensive 2,5 day course designed for physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians in all specialties, who need or wish to increase their knowledge and ability to effectively prescribe and control medications while reducing the risk for abuse. This course covers topics such as choosing medications, proper dosing, chronic pain diagnosis, prescribing and treatment, improper medication orders, identifying potential medication interactions before prescribing, over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedy interactions, food interactions, alcohol interactions, informed consent for medications, treating addicted patients, drug-seeking patients, substance-abusing patients, fraudulent prescriptions, management of chronic insomnia, medications prescribed for psychoactive effects, internet medication prescribing, internet medication purchases by patients, and common bases for actions by regulatory agencies. Prescribing by supervised nurse practitioners and physician assistants, self-prescribing by clinicians and prescribing for family members or friends will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and prevent the common causes of prescribing-related patient injury
  • Integrate satisfaction of patients and families with medication treatment
  • Recognize and protect patients’ legal rights such as informed consent relating to medications
  • Recognize and comply with clinicians’ legal responsibilities relating to medications
  • Integrate supervision by physicians of mid-level practitioners who prescribe or monitor medication therapy
  • Illustrate cooperation among members of the health care team relating to medications
21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - maximum


December 3-5, 2021


San Mateo, California 94402, United States