North Harris Montgomery Advanced Practice Nurse Society

Free Safe (Opioid) Prescribing Seminar

Posted over 4 years ago by Vitina Cosse

Safe Prescribing Seminar:
Extended-Release and Long Acting Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
- A Free CME Event Provided by the Texas Medical Board

The Texas Medical Board received a grant from the Federation of State Medical Boards to organize three free live CME presentations regarding opioid prescribing. The goal is to reduce serious adverse outcomes resulting from inappropriate prescribing, misuse, and abuse of extended-release or long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics while maintaining patient access to pain medications

For more information go to the Board of Nursing website at 

Schedule of Events:
• Houston – December 2, 2014 (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
• Dallas – December 9, 2014 (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
• Austin – December 16, 2014 (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

ER/LA Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing is available for ANY health care provider who prescribes opioids, but its educational content is focused particularly on the needs of clinicians who are:

• Registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
• Eligible to prescribe Schedule 2 and 3 drugs
• Have written at least one ER/LA opioid prescription in the past year

Continuing Education Designation:
Physicians attending the training will qualify for (3) hours of Continuing Medical Education AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ or AOA Category 2B Credit(s). *** Category I Continuing Medical Education (CME) contact hours will meet requirements for continuing competency for APRNs.

Other prescribers will be provided a certificate of attendance from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, an ACCME-accredited provider. Non-physician participants will need to present their CME/CE certificates to their respective regulatory association to receive credit.

If you are interested in attending, please go to for more information and to register for this event.

Thank you for getting the word out to as many nurse practitioners as we can. If I can answer any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Gayle P. Varnell, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Nursing Consultant for Education
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701-3942
Phone: 512.621.5179
FAX 512-305-8101