ONLINE Controlled Substance Education for Prescribers

Co-Sponsor: Piedmont Athens Regional and Live Drug Free

Contact Hours: 3.0

ACPE No: 0014-9999-18-015-H01-P

Activity Type: Knowledge Based

Release Date: February 01, 2018
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the participant should be able to:
1. Describe the controlled substance prescribing guidelines
2. Outline steps to initiate, modify, and discontinue use of controlled substances
3. State the signs of the abuse and misuse and controlled substances
4. Summarize the controlled substance prescribing recommendations for chronic pain management
5. Identify critical counseling points for patients and caregivers on the safe use, proper storage, and disposal of controlled substances
6. Explain the process for the Georgia PDMP and the legal implications of its use


Trina von Waldner, PharmD
University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy

Patrick O’Neal, MD
Commissioner of Health, Georgia Department of Public Health

Todd J. Woodard, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCPS, BCGP
CPE Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services Peach State Health Plan

Merrill Norton Pharm.D.,D.Ph.,ICCDP-D
Clinical Associate Professor
UGA College of Pharmacy

Susan Blank, MD
American Society of Addiction Medicine – Georgia Chapter

Matthew Perri III, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head
UGA College of Pharmacy

Greg Reybold, JD
Vice President of Public Policy and Association Council
Georgia Pharmacy Association

Computer Requirements for Online Courses


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