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You’re Invited to a CDC Webinar on Challenges in the Management of Opioid-Using Patients in the Emergency Room

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is sponsoring a webinar on "Challenges in the Management of Opioid-Using Patients in Emergency Departments." This free webinar will occur on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. 

The CDC provided a brief overview of this webinar:  "Emergency department physicians are well aware of the problem of abuse of opioid analgesics in the United States.  They struggle on a daily basis to adequately treat patients with pain without enabling drug abuse or diversion.  This webinar will present guidelines on some critical questions related to the prescribing of opioids in EDs from the American College of Emergency Physicians, explain the Joint Commission's standards on pain management with particular attention to the issue of opioids, and provide practical advice on what one health system is doing to provide consistent, compassionate care for patients with drug-seeking behavior after they leave the emergency department." 

Webinar Details:

Date:  Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time:  12:30 – 2 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Phone number for audio: 888-603-9618

Pass code for audio: 4586048

Webcast for video:  https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW4861672&p=4586048&t=c

Presenters (in speaking order): 

Len Paulozzi, M.D., M.P.H., Medical epidemiologist, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention,  National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Steve Cantrill, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.  Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians' Opioid Guidelines Writing Panel

Ron Wyatt, M.D., M.H.A.  Medical Director in the Division of Health Care Improvement at The Joint             Commission

Darin Neven, M.S., M.D.  Medical Director for the Spokane Consistent Care Program and the Alliance Consistent Care Program of Southeast Washington, which provide care coordination for patients that over-utilize the emergency department.  He serves as the chair for the Washington State Department of Health ED Opioid Abuse Work Group. 

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