Part 2: Pathway of the Prescription Next Steps

Part 2:Pathway of the Prescription Next Steps


Region 1


This is a followup session to the "pathway of the Prescription" community forum. Presenters will identify the historical impact on current state and national strategies to improve safety, and increase knowledge of all health professionals on their role in the cultural change in opioid use. Gaps in knowledge regarding Opioid Epidemic, appropriate and safe use, storage, and destruction of medications will also be discussed.

Other content to be discussed:
Review the history of opioid use and the impact of the current opioid epidemic in the US.
Review national and state legislation to mitigate the opioid epidemic.
Assess resources available to health care practitioners to provide guidance in managing accurate and chronic pain.
Discuss strategies that health care practitioners can undertake to serve their patients and communities in combating this epidemic.

Speakers Douglas L Furmanek, PharmD BCPS and Kevin Walker, MD

NURSING: Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurse Association, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This nursing continuing education activity approval #1510-040-PR-341has been approved for 2.5 hours. AHEC: This program is approved for 0.25CEU’s (2.5clock hours) of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. and meets the SC AHEC Best Practices Standards. Participants must attend 90% of the program in order to receive a certift No partial credit will be given. SOCIAL WORKERS: This program has been approved by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 2.5 clock hours of (NON-social work) continuing education. COUNSELORS & THERAPISTS: This program has been pre-approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists. LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATORS: This program is pending approval by the South Carolina Board of Long Term Care Administrators for 2.5 hours.
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: This program qualifies for U hours of NON AAMA continuing education for recertification. PHARMACY: The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This is a knowledge-based program. This program is accredited for a total of 2.5 live contact hours (0.25 CEUs) for pharmacy technicians. To claim credit, participants must sign-in at the beginning of the session and attend the entire session. No partial credit will be issued.
Participants must complete an online evaluation within 30 days (providing their correct NABP e-profile number and day/month of birth) in order to ensure credit is reported to the NABP CPE Monitor.
Any credit claimed greater than 60 days from the date of the program will not be accepted by the NABP CPE Monitor. EMT: This workshop is pending approval for all levels of certified Emergency Medical Technicians in South Carolina. The DHEC number for this workshop is

Workshop pending approval for 2.5 category-Medical

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System (USCSOMG-GHS) designates this activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Contact: Stephanie Bentley
Phone: 8644673065

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