Opioids Crisis: Identifying Addiction and Referral to Treatment

Pennsylvania physicians and other health care providers licensed to prescribe and/or dispense opioids must take two hours of education in either pain management, identification of addiction, or safe opioid prescribing practices (prescribers) /safe opioid dispensing practices (dispensers) in order to renew their license. Physicians seeking a Pennsylvania medical license for the first time need to take two hours of education in pain management or identification of addiction AND at least two hours of education in safe opioid prescribing.

Note: If you wish to submit verification for licensure purposes, the documentation/certificates you receive after completing this course should be submitted to your respective credentialing board.

PAMED has comprehensive online education to help physicians meet CME requirements for license renewal.

Learning Objectives

  • Address the disease of addiction and Substance Use Disorders
  • Explore screening and assessment tools
  • Review intervention strategies
  • Build skills to talk appropriately with patients
  • Assess best practices in referrals to specialists, rehabilitation services, and community resources

Additional Information

Pennsylvania Medical Society
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates each of these enduring materials 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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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This course is offered through Pennsylvania Medical Society

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