This presentation will discuss the current state of opioid abuse and present providers with alternative options for safe effective pain relief to help their patients that can save lives, save families, and save communities.
Presented By Don Teater MD,MPH
Dr. Teater is a family physician who has lived and worked in western North Carolina for the past 30 years. Since 2004 he has focused on the intersection of pain, opioids, and addiction. Don was lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. From 2013-2016, He was the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council leading their effort to reduce opioid abuse and overdose. He continues to work as a consultant with the CDC on educating prescribers on the appropriate treatment of pain.
After completing this activity Participants will be able to:
a. identify the relative effectiveness of common oral pain medications.
b. identify common side effects of available pain medications.
c. understand the public health effects and costs of opioid prescriptions for acute and chronic pain
d. describe the 4 main mechanisms of pain and their impact on acute and chronic pain.
e. assess how the use of opioids for acute and chronic pain commonly result in worse outcomes.
f. apply the optimal treatment options for both acute and chronic pain.
Target Audience: Prescribing Providers
Appetizers and Drinks will be provided.
This event is sponsored by JAMHI (Juneau Alliance for Mental Health) and the Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention.
Conference questions please contact Riley Neff Warner 907-463-3303 Riley@jamhi.org.
For registration or payment questions please contact Pat Sammartino 907-786-6589 firstname.lastname@example.org