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Apr 2022

Free CME Opportunity

It is a busy Friday afternoon and a patient comes to your office to discuss ongoing pain from a previous injury. You check the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and find concerning data indicating potential misuse and a risk of overdose. What do you do next?

Patient outcomes depend on good communication but discussing sensitive topics in a limited appointment time can be challenging. Tight time constraints make it difficult for physicians to respond to patients’ experiences and emotions as thoroughly as you may like.

A new, free CME video will equip you with the skills to leverage PMP data to efficiently navigate patient conversations about prescription drug misuse, addiction and overdose. Upon completing the course “Maximizing Your Limited Time: Navigating Challenging Patient Conversations,” participants earn 1.00 CME credit and 1.00 Ethics credit. Physicians may access the training any time at

The course features an in-depth examination of evidence-based communication best practices and a live-action patient-physician simulation to demonstrate how to integrate them into your practice. Learn to communicate more effectively with your patients about prescription drug misuse and overdose — even when you do not have much time.

Visit today to enroll in this CME and download other helpful resources.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical edu- cation 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)TM. 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(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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