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DE0018: IHS Essential Training on Pain and Addiction [recorded webinar]

Date: 10/01/2021 - 9/30/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Director: Timothy Ricks
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 5.00 (Total CDE); 5.00 (AGD - 200)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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In July 2016, Special General Memorandum [SGM] 2016-05: Mandatory Training for Federal Prescribers of Controlled Substance Medications established IHS policy requiring all IHS Federal prescribers, contractors [that spend 50 percent or more of their clinical time under contract with the Federal Government], clinical residents and trainees to successfully complete this course. All existing prescribers meeting the above established criteria shall complete this training within 6 months of the date of issuance of this memo. New prescribers must comply with this requirement within 6 months from the start of IHS employment. All must complete a refresher training course every 3 years following completion of the initial training.

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.
4. Identify the patient at risk for addictions, current addictions issues, and diversion.
5. Refer to Federal regulations regarding pain management.

Speaker / Presenter:

Joanne Katzman — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Snehal Bhatt — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

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.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



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.