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IV Methadone: Guidelines for Effective Safe Use

How to Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

  1. Listen to the
    CME Podcast.
  2. Take the CME posttest.
  3. Login to your account.
  4. Complete the registration / evaluation form.
  5. Print your personalized
    CME certificate.

 

 

 

 

   
 
Release Date: May 29, 2008 Expiration Date: May 29, 2010
 

Technical Requirements
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Estimated Time of Completion 1 hour

Description

The IV Methadone: Guidelines for Effective Safe Use podcast was a satellite symposium held during the Palliative Medicine 2008 12th Annual International Symposium. This podcast explores the rationale for IV Methadone and safe use.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the indications for IV methadone use.
  2. Explain the side effect profile of IV vs. oral methadone.
  3. Review the current guidelines for monitoring patients on IV methadone.
  4. Elucidate how to safely utilize IV methadone in appropriate circumstances.

Target Audience

This podcast is intended for physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers involved with palliative care and treatment of their pain. In addition, healthcare professionals in hematology/oncology, internal medicine, family practice, and hospice care will benefit.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity may be submitted for American Osteopathic Association Continuing Medical Education credit in Category 2.

Activity Director

Ruth Lagman, MD
Director, Clinical Services
The Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Faculty

Lauren Shaiova, MD

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty has indicated he/she has no relationship which, in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Ruth Lagman, MD
Lauren Shaiova, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges an educational grant for support of this activity from:


Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This activity has expired.

This CME activity was produced by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Center for Continuing Education and UNITECH Communications®.

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