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DE0124: IHS Essential Training on Pain and Addiction

Date: 9/14/2017 - 9/14/2017
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 5.50 (Total CDE); 5.50 (DANB Non-Clinical); 5.50 (AGD - 157)
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The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

In order to address the dual epidemics of Chronic Pain and Unintended Overdose within Indian Country, IHS, in partnership with the University of New Mexico Project ECHO and the Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health, is providing Essential Training on Pain and Addiction. This training will be essential for all IHS providers who have a DEA number and will provide 5 1/2 hours of free CE.

The training will focus on providing knowledge on several topics including- pain management, aberrant behaviors, risk factors, opioid treatments, non-opioid treatments, non-pharmacological treatments, and pain prevalence. Case vignettes will use real-world examples of patient interactions and role-plays to learn how to address difficult issues and topics with patients.

This presentation is open to everyone, and there is no fee to participate in this webinar. Continuing education credits from various disciplines will be provided for attending this webinar. Details on how to claim these credits will be provided during the presentation. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; Each individual must register. If attending in a group setting [2], please email TBHCE at for additional instructions.
To register, please visit:, Then click on the Event Registration link.

Following the live training on 9/14/2017, a recording will also be made available, with the link posted in this summary.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the epidemic of unintentional opiate overdose deaths.
2. List Institute of Medicine Guidelines for Best Practices in pain management.
3. Explain safe prescribing of opiate analgesics, with detailed equianalgesic dosing guidelines.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to IHS CDE Coordinator or to ADA CERP (



Tuition Payment Information:

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.