Safely Initiating and Monitoring Chronic Opioid Therapy

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.


Course Description:

This course will teach healthcare providers how to initiate and continue opioid therapy for non-cancer pain patients in a manner that is safe for both the patient and the provider. Special focus will be placed on specific data points that substantiate the standard of legitimate medical purpose. Data point, method of determination and outcome will be presented as well as case studies that are commonly found in pain management settings.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the video, participants will be able to:

1.      Have increased knowledge of the safe initiation of opioid therapy.

2.      Gain increased knowledge of when to continue opioid therapy and for how long.

3.      Obtain increased knowledge of how to create protocols that ensure each data point is addressed and documented.

Intended Audience

Podiatric Physicians

Time to Complete Activity
1.0 hours

No charge

Commercial Interest

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


John Bowman

Disclosure Statement:

In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Standards, Requirements and Guidelines for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships of a faculty member with commercial interest must be disclosed to program participants.

John is the founder and CEO for SureMed Compliance has no commercial interests to otherwise disclose. Additionally, the members of the planning committee have no commercial interests to disclose.

Date Recorded: 05/22/2019

Date Activity terminates: 05/30/2022 (3 years after recorded date)

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

PICA Copyright 05/22/2019


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