July 11, 2023 | PMP Series: Medication Deprescribing and Chronic Pain Care


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Tuesday, July 11, 2023 | 12-1pm

This lecture will focus on identifying different types of pain and evidence-based treatment for those with chronic pain. We will also discuss the mechanics of opioid and benzodiazepine tapering and how to safely and legally deprescribe controlled medications.

Participants will be able to:
– describe and differentiate between nociceptive pain, neurological pain, and centralized pain.
– name at least one research-based non-opioid treatment for each of the three major categories of pain.
– calculate a safe tapering schedule for both opioids and benzodiazepines.

Eva Quirion, NP, PhD
Eva Quirion NP, PhD is a nurse practitioner practicing at St. Joseph Internal Medicine as a pain and recovery care specialist providing both interventional care, pharmaceutical care, and behavioral care within the primary care setting. Eva serves as a pain expert on the Schmidt Institute Controlled Substance Stewardship Committee. Eva’s practice provides the largest XR injectable Buprenorphine program in the state and has developed a model of care delivery to quickly connect people who have opioid use disorder to life-saving medication. Eva serves on the Clinical Trials Network Northeast Node advisory committee and is a part-time nurse practitioner educator at the University of Maine.

Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity qualifies for 1 credit of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.