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The PMP Blog offers updates and resources for providers who use the PMP. The posts include timely information and guidance for effective use of the PMP to improve communication and patient-centered care.

Sep 2020

Enhance Your Patient Care with PMP CME

A free training opportunity.

Physicians have an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of best practices for using the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).

A free CME video aims to equip physicians with the know-how to leverage PMP data to inform safe and effective clinical decision-making. Upon completion of the training, participants earn 1.00 CME credit and 1.00 Ethics credit, accredited by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. The training can be accessed at any time at

Following the March 1 mandate requiring Texas physicians to check the PMP before prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol, the video outlines the role the PMP plays both as a public health tool and a tool for providing patient-centered care.

The expert-led video, “Complying with the Statewide Mandate & Using the PMP to Provide Patient-Centered Care,” covers several educational topics surrounding the PMP, including how to:

  • Use PMP data and the NarxCare™ dashboard to provide patient-centered care
  • Navigate difficult conversations withpatients regarding safe and effective alleviation of pain
  • Describe the legislative mandate to use the PMP

The video features the real-world experience of a primary care internist and pediatrician, a community pharmacist, and two professors at the UT Austin Moody College of Communication.

The Texas PMP, managed by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, collects and monitors outpatient prescription data for all Schedule II through V controlled substances dispensed by a pharmacy in Texas. The PMP can help end the opioid crisis, but it only works when we use it.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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