March 7, 2013

Controlled substance prescription presentation to be Tuesday, March 12

A presentation titled “Update on Regulations for Appropriate Controlled Substance Prescriptions” will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in 208 Light Hall.

Faculty presenting the event are Tracy Jackson, M.D., assistant professor of Anesthesiology, and Meenal Patil, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Anesthesiology.

The course will discuss how the Tennessee Prescription Safety Act will impact prescribing responsibility for controlled substances. Strategies for managing patients with drug seeking behaviors will be discussed. Statistical data reflecting current illicit opioid use will be presented.

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires one hour of prescribing CME credit as part of the 40 credits that are required every two years for physician re-licensure. Participation in this educational activity will fulfill that requirement.

The Prescription Safety Act of 2012 requires use of the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database when prescribing controlled substances Schedule 2-5 under certain conditions, beginning April 1.

If you are unable to attend the live event, the event will be filmed and made available on the Vanderbilt CME site for physicians and a LMS (Learning Management System) module for nurses next month.

To register for this course visit:
This course is being offered free of charge to all Vanderbilt health care professionals. VUnet ID and password are required for online registration.

The event is presented by the Vanderbilt Nursing Education and Professional Development Office in conjunction with the Division of Continuing Medical Education, the Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine and the Vanderbilt Training and Organizational Development Office.