Opioid Education
Free 1-Credit CME Lecture for Primary Care Providers

September 28, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Evans Hall, Room 327 A&B
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

This free 1-hour continuing medical education (CME) lecture will help primary care providers improve their brief patient-centered conversations around opioids.


Talking About Opioids with Patients in Primary Care: Misuse Warning Signs, Safety Precautions and Treatment Pathways
Presenters: Kristen Berry, DO & Angelo Rannazzisi, PsyD

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, primary care providers often find themselves in a position to educate patients and families at risk of misusing prescription opioids. Discussions may center around safe use, signs of abuse or dependency and treatment resources for chronic pain and addiction. This free 1-hour lecture will help providers improve their brief patient-centered conversations in the exam room around opioids, and will offer key educational points about the biological basis of addiction, appropriate opioid use, misuse warning signs, safety precautions, nonpharmacological approaches to pain management and referral to substance use treatment. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Approved for AOA Category 1-A CME Credit
Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives for this program include:

  • Learn at least 3 warning signs of opioid misuse.
  • Understand key safety precautions with prescription opioids.
  • Identify an effective use of information exchange (Elicit-Provide-Elicit) and patient-centered communication skills (reflective listening/empathy) when having opioid-focused conversations.
  • Become familiar with local resources for treatment of addiction.


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