Safe Opioid Prescribing

Course Description

A one hour webinar on how we got into the opioid crisis, what podiatrists need to know about acute and chronic opioid prescribing, and then finally some recent orthopedic and podiatric data on how to prescribe opioids in the post-operative period.

PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PICA has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the impact of the opioid crisis.
  2. Identify the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute pain.
  3. Identify the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
  4. Describe opioids' impact on our patients.

Intended Audience
Podiatric Staff and Physicians

Time to Complete Activity
1.0 hours

No charge

Commercial Interest
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.



Blake Fagan, MD

Dr. Fagan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Medical School at Vanderbilt. He did his family medicine residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville NC. He has been on faculty at MAHEC since 2001, has been the former residency director and is now the Chief Education Officer. He leads the Outpatient Based Opioid Treatment Program in the Division of Family Medicine. He is a UNC - Chapel Hill Professor of Family Medicine.

In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education's Standards and Requirements for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships between instructors and planning committee members with a commercial interest must be disclosed to program participants. Dr. Fagan does not have anything to disclose.


Program Title:

Safe Opioid Prescribing


Sponsored by the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA).




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