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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Tennessee Opioid Prescribing Credits Enduring Material

Tennessee Opioid Prescribing Credits Enduring Material


About this activity:
Licensed professionals that prescribe opioids will provide learners with education on and information regarding the Tennessee Department of Health Chronic Pain Guidelines. This course will be taught through the perspectives of physicians, pharmacists, and mid-level providers.

$40.00 per person

**Meets Tennessee Prescribing Practices Credit Requirements**

Method of physician participation in the learning process:

Learners will be expected to take a pretest, review the material, take a posttest, and complete an evaluation. A score of at least 80% correct must be achieved to obtain credit.

To receive CME credit, participants should:

1.      Register and pay for CME credit;
2.      complete the pretest questions; 
3.      view the Tennessee Opioid Prescribing Credits material;
4.      successfully complete the testing;
5.      complete the activity evaluation.

Course Outline:

Tennessee Department of Health Approach to Opioid Abuse
National Implementation
Prescription Safety Act Requirements
SBIRT: Screening, Briefing, Intervention, Referral to Treatment
CSMD – how it works, who will use it
CSMD - Reports, Analysis and comparisons
Fentanyl and Heroin
Forensic Testing
Drug Toxicology in relation to deaths per year
Drug Task Force

 *As you review the material, codes are placed throughout the presentations.  Please take note of the codes, as they will be required on the posttest.

Estimated time to complete this activity:
2 Hours

Original release date:
January 5, 2018

Most recent review date:
January 5, 2018

Termination date:
January 4, 2019

Participation and request for credit:
To receive CME credit, participants should complete the pretest, view the material, and complete the posttest and activity evaluation. Upon successfully completing the posttest with a score of 80% or better and the activity evaluation, credit will be posted to your transcript.

System Requirements:
A computer or mobile device that can connect to and play a YouTube video that runs an HTML 5 format. A wired ethernet connection is suggested.

Target audience:
All physicians, pharmacists, dentists, and nurses in the state of Tennessee and other specialists or health care providers writing prescriptions.

Overall objectives:
  • Consistently adhere to prescribing guidelines.

  • Use the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database before prescribing opioids to any patient

Disclosure information and Potential conflicts of interest:

The following speakers and planning committee members have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity. 

Presenters/planning committee:
Todd Bess, PharmD
Agent Tommy Farmer, TBI
Linda Johnson, APRN
Mitchell Mutter, MD

Eileen Bailey, MS, Activity Director
Marta Gouge, Educational Planner 

Commercial support disclosure:
It is the policy of the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University to disclose all commercial supporters of this educational activity from which educational grants were received.  This activity has received NO commercial support.

Educational planner:

Marta Gouge Educational Planner

Marta Gouge, BS, CHCP
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
(423) 439-8074

Accreditation and designation:

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**Meets TN Prescribing Practices Credit Requirements**

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The ETSU College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per activity. This fee covers the following: cost for being a provider of nursing contact hours, supplies, and nursing education coordinator’s time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference, reports, study for renewal of being a provider, and attending meetings. If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, click here. Questions? Contact

Pharmacists will have access to 2.0 ACPE Credits accredited by The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education (TPCE).

TPCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. (CE UAN insert number provided by ACPE here).

Dental Credits:
CME Category 1 credits are accepted by the Board of Dentistry.


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