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"Best Practices" on Getting Patients Off Opioids

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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Acute Care |  Addiction Medicine |  AMA PRA Category 1 CME |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Behavioral Health |  Cardiovascular Disease |  Depression |  Headaches |  MAOPS |  Opioids |  Osteoporosis |  Psychiatry |  Psychology |  Sleep Medicine
Paul Jones, DO, FAOCPMR
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This presentation will cover everything needed for the most common knowledge base for opioid tapering. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Why are we here? Risks of complications. How the VA got their OSI. Signs of Aberrancy. Providers may not know how to taper properly.
2. Identify reasons for the opioid taper to lower dosage or opioid discontinuation.
3. What are our fears? Our patient's fears?
4. Plan for taper.
5. Examples: Not Buprenorphine or Methadone taper.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Grievance Policy:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, then they can then submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.




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Dr. Paul Jones is currently working as a Physiatrist at Harry S Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He is also part of the teaching faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Before enrolling in medical school, he was a physical therapist. After attending medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), he did his internship at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, California. Dr. Jones completed an Osteopathic Residency in Family Practice in Tucson, Arizona. He practiced for five years in the rural town of Centralia, Illinois. After this, he joined the faculty of the AT Still Univerity Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He subsequently completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Jones returned to KCOM, where he was an Associate Professor. He then joined the VA Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, and has been there for the last 16 years.

Dr. Jones is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, by the American Osteopathic Board of Specialty Practicing in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and has earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pain by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He has been one of several physicians who helped the development of the Conjoint Board for Certification in Pain Management, served on the Panel of Experts, and as Co-Chair of the Pain Medicine Examination Development Committee.  Dr. Jones has served as a board member of the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is currently the chair of the Item Writing Committee for Pain Medicine Examination.

Dr. Jones discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

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