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Strategies for Safe and Compassionate Opioid Weaning

Strategies for Safe and Compassionate Opioid Weaning
"Strategies for Safe and Compassionate Opioid Weaning:  Developing a Path to Success"

Archived Webinar
Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Credit Offering Period: March 2018 - March 2020



Aaron Shoemaker, MD                              Karie Morrical-Kline, PharmD, BCACP

St. Vincent Medical Group                                    Primary Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Fishers Family Medicine North                             Ambulatory Care (PGY-2) Pharmacy Residency Director
                                                                              St. Vincent Pharmacy Practice Residency

Program Description: 

Participants will learn how to develop a plan for compassionate weaning, ways to manage possible withdrawal symptoms and how to educate and engage the patient. The speakers will also discuss how St. Vincent Hospital Network has implemented and monitored a policy to limit opioid prescribing, as well as resources needed to support the policy, such as consultative education and weaning support. 


At the end of this webinarattendees should be able to:  

  • Understand a hospital’s policy on opioid prescribing and what has enabled it to succeed
  • Understand why it is appropriate to consider weaning a patient from opioid treatment when the associated risks begin to outweigh the benefits
  • Identify tools and therapies useful in helping wean a patient from opioids

CME Information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

Disclosure:  In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.  None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speakers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

If you have questions, you may contact ISMA – Continuing Medical Education staff at (800) 257-4762 or by email at seminars@ismanet.org.



Once registered, you will receive an immediate “Registration Confirmation” email.  

Within 24 hours, you will receive a secondary email containing a URL link to access the video recording, downloadable PowerPoint slides, pertinent handouts and the program evaluation form.  Please note you must complete the program evaluation in order to finish the course and receive your CME Certificate, which will be sent via email within 2 weeks.  At present, ISMA is processing certificates in batches, based on completion date. 




3/15/2018 - 3/31/2020
Online registration not available.