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Ohio Pain Management Toolkit

Year: 2019
Implementing the Rules & Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids (Acute, Subacute & Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting)
  • Release Date: June 30, 2019
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
  • Estimated Time of Completion: 60 minutes


This was the second-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States at 39.2 deaths per 100,000. In order to address this problem, the Ohio State Medical Association, Medical Advantage Group and Ohio Department of Health developed a Ohio Pain Management Toolkit for Primary Care Providers. The toolkit contains 10 suggested strategies for primary care offices to follow to assure a consistent approach to pain management and reduce the potential for over-prescribing opioid analgesics against the risk of addiction when treatment with an opioid is determined to be clinically necessary.

By successfully completing this webinar, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the current status of Ohio’s opioid epidemic;
  • Explain why improved patient safety strategies related to opioid prescribing are necessary in the primary care setting; and,
  • Apply the Ohio Pain Management Toolkit in the practice setting.

TO PARTICIPATE: (Disclosures)

  1. Review the Toolkit (41 pages) and Appendices (129 pages) posted here:
    (Look under Prescribing Resources, posted towards the bottom of the page.)

  2. View the webinar video (provided upon registering)

  3. Complete the post webinar evaluation and answer at least three of the five test questions correctly. We will provide rationale for questions not answered correctly. You may repeat the course up to three times if needed.

  4. Your certificate will be emailed to you within two weeks of successful completion.


The Ohio State Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The OSMA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

No one involved in the planning and or presentation of this activity has any financial relationships with commercial interest, nor were any commercial funds received.

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