Opioids and the ED: Become a Prudent Prescriber

Opioids and the ED:  Become a Prudent Prescriber

Opioids and the Emergency Department:
Become a Prudent Prescriber

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Thursday, June 8, 2023
Noon – 1 p.m. ET




The 2023 Live Opioid CME Series is FREE for members and nonmembers,
thanks to support by a State Opioid Response Grant from:

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Registration required.

Program description:

Emergency clinicians’ opioid prescriptions are small compared to overall opioid prescribing in the U.S. However, emergency department (ED)-based opioid prescriptions may disproportionately impact the development of long-term use because it is more likely to be the patient’s first opioid prescription. Even short courses of opioid therapy are associated with dependence. Emergency clinicians are charged with providing effective pain relief for opioid-naive patients while managing potential harm. This session will cover best practices in opioid prescribing in the ED.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Appreciate why prescribing opioids in any amount can cause addiction.
  • Gain a clear understanding of best practices in opioid prescribing, particularly in the ED.
  • Apply options for non-opioid pain medication prescribing in the acute care setting.


Thomas Gutwein, MD
Director of Emergency Medicine, Parkview Health
Allen County Health Commissioner

CME information:

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians 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.

Disclosure Policy: In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, 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 financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Statement: No member of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company to disclose.

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 
or seminars@ismanet.org.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 8, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. ET


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6/8/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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