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Taking Responsibility In Oregon-Reversing the Overdose Epidemic in Oregon Physician Toolkit

Learning Objectives
1. Describe current trends in the overdose epidemic and the Oregon Health Authority data dashboard
2. Identify ways to help make pain treatment safer and more effective, emphasizing non-opioid and non-pharmaceutical treatments
3. Demonstrate tools to reduce harms for people taking opioids
4. Discover resources for treatment of substance use disorders
1 Credit CME

Opioid-related overdose and death are a national epidemic. This crisis involves both prescription opioid pain medications and illicit opioids such as heroin and illicit fentanyl. In addition, overdoses from stimulants such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and prescription stimulants are increasing. Oregon, like all states, is working hard to end the epidemic. This toolkit is meant to provide resources clinicians can use to help reverse the epidemic in Oregon. The toolkit contains tools and resources and links for current data on overdose and prescribing: guidelines for opioid prescribing, resources for pain care, information about naloxone and co-prescribing, and guides to accessing treatment for patients with substance use disorder. It has been developed in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Medical Association, The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), and other key stakeholders. The Oregon Medical Association is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) Opioid Task Force.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services: nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

1 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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