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Section: State Required Category: Medicine & Pharmacology Pain Management

An Appraisal of Safe and Effective Opioid Analgesic Prescribing By the Numbers

Robert Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh

This foundational presentation will empower the participant to appreciate, recognize, incorporate, and understand relevant prescribing laws, best practice guidelines and tools to ultimately prescribe opioids to mitigate opioid harm as well as opioid use disorders. Further, the participant will be able to recognize problematic or aberrant drug-taking behaviors and be able to distinguish unintentional misuse, abuse, and diversion.

For Florida podiatrists, no more than 8 hours (20% of the hours of continuing education required per biennium) of home study programs may be credited toward the licensee’s biennial continuing education requirement for license renewal. A test must be completed and passed demonstrating competency in the topic taught in order to receive credit for the course.

CME (Credits: 1)

Method of Participation

Complete the 4 steps to earn your CE/CME credit:

  1. Complete the Pre-Test
  2. View the Lecture
  3. Complete the Quiz (Min. 70% Passing Score)
  4. Complete the program Survey
Goals and Objectives
  1. Recognize the relevant prescribing laws and rules that govern prescribers of controlled substances in the United States
  2. Recognize the importance of opioid prescribing regulations and be consistent with adhering to these regulations while practicing medicine to reduce opioid harm.
  3. Describe the nature of pain and options for its treatment.
  4. Define risk factors for potential misuse, abuse, and diversion of prescribed opioid medications.
  5. Recognize problematic or aberrant drug-taking behaviors and be able to distinguish unintentional misuse, abuse, and diversion.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 1)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 02/08/2021 Expiration Date: 06/23/2025

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  • Disclosure Information
  • It is the policy of PRESENT e-Learning Systems and it's accreditors to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in any PRESENT e-Learning Systems sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts.


    Robert Smith has nothing to disclose.