Full course description
What you'll learn:
This module will focus on how to apply acute pain and chronic pain guidelines for opioid prescribing. It will also review risk mitigation guidelines for opioids in the state of Arizona to equip prescribing providers with additional resources for safe prescribing of opioid medications.
Learning Objectives for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and AOA Category 1-B Credit:
- Apply the acute pain guidelines
- Apply the chronic pain guidelines
- Apply the risk mitigation guidelines
Learning Objectives for ACPE continuing pharmacy education credit:
- Describe and apply the Acute Pain Guidelines into practice
- Describe and apply the Chronic Pain Guidelines into practice
- Describe and apply the Risk Mitigation Guidelines into practice
What you'll do:
Upon completion of each module, participants must complete the end-of-module assessment with 80% accuracy or greater. A digital continuing education certificate will be issued to the participant after successful completion
Who this course is for:
The program is intended for healthcare professionals who prescribe and/or dispense opioids and/or controlled substances.
What you'll receive:
A digital continuing education certificate will be issued to the participant after successful completion.*Please note that Chrome is the preferred browser to take these courses.
Meet the instructors:
Aram Mardian, MD
Clinical Associate Professor for Family, Community, and Preventative Care, University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Aram Mardian, MD is board certified in family medicine and addiction medicine and holds additional certifications in pain medicine and medical acupuncture. He is a clinical associate professor of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and the founding Chief of the Chronic Pain Wellness Center at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, which has developed into a model for interprofessional whole person care for patients with pain and opioid use disorder. He has been involved in primary care pain education at the local, state, and national level. Dr. Mardian was a contributor to the Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines published in 2014 and 2018 and a workgroup member for the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline “Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain” published in February 2017 and serves as Co-Chair for the Arizona Pain and Addiction Curriculum Workgroup and Co-Chair for the Health Care Advisory Committee for the Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Initiative.
Lisa Villarroel, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Public Health Preparedness, Arizona Department of Health Services
Dr. Lisa Villarroel serves as the Medical Director for the Division of Public Health Preparedness at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She received her Bachelors in Biology at Princeton University and her Doctor of Medicine at Northwestern University before getting her Masters in Public Health and becoming board certified in Family Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. At the Department she has served as the Medical Director for the Arizona emergency response to Ebola, Zika and the Opioid Crisis. She is co-chair of the Health Care Advisory Team for the Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Initiative, and co-creator of the Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (2018) and the Arizona Pain and Addiction Curriculum (2018). In addition to her work at the health department, she is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and practicing locum tenens.