Wilkes University


Opioid Crisis Lecture Offered by Luzerne County Medical Society

The Luzerne County Medical Society brings you

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Non-Cancer Pain


What Health Care Teams Need to Know: Alternatives to Opioid Therapy

Free Opioid Crisis CME Opportunity for Members and Non-Members
Beginning with 2018 renewal cycle 2 credits of CME on opioids are required.
This lecture satisfies the requirements.

Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
UCOM Room 231

Please register here

This training we will cover:

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Non-Cancer Pain

  • Analyze your prescribing practices against new statewide guidelines and
  • Identify when and why to prescribe opioid medications

 What Health Care Teams Need to Know – Alternatives to Opioid Therapy

  • Discuss evidence-based alternatives to opioid therapy for chronic pain management, including non-opioid medications, therapeutic procedures and interventions, physical and manipulative therapy, complementary medicine, and behavioral health.
  • Assess recommendations and incorporate alternative therapies into patient care as applicable to achieve a more multi-modal approach to chronic pain management