Prescription Drug Misuse and Addiction: Compassionate Care for a Complex Problem
About this courseSkip About this course
This activity provides a practical approach to the management of prescription drug misuse and addiction, including how to use the clinical interview and CURES (California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) to identify if a problem exists, and how to intervene once the problem has been identified. Animated didactic videos, interactive slides, and video case scenarios will be used to put these principles into practice with a treatment algorithm. The most compassionate approach to tapering patients down and off the medication they are misusing will also be discussed.
In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. ****
American Medical Association (AMA)
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- How to use the clinical interview and CURES (California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) to identify if a problem exists.
- How to intervene once the problem has been identified.
Learner testimonialsSkip Learner testimonials
"Dear Dr Lembke, "Your course was an excellent update regarding the challenges in today's Addiction Psychiatry and Pain Management. Particularly the video Module with the patient was very well done. I hope that you are able to expand on the behavioral components as well for future learning. It was all totally awesome."
"Easy to access, well organized and informative activity."
"Excellent short, pointed videos, easy to follow and animations were appreciated."
"I liked it was short, concise and gave practical advice."