PCSS-O news: Medscape: Understanding Opioids: Part Two

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) in collaboration with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.

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Medscape: Understanding Opioids: Part Two
Authors: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Jeffrey N. Baldwin, PharmD, Ann Marie Schreier, PhD, RN, William T. Kane, DDS, MBA                                             

Article Description: Understanding Opioids: Part Two reflects the broad range of medical disciplines in which opioid therapies are used, bringing together a multidisciplinary panel of clinicians to discuss their respective approaches to opioid prescribing.
Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, is an addiction psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and serves as Medical Director for PCSS-O. Medscape recently asked Dr. McCance-Katz to moderate Part 2 in this series, herself representing the field of Addiction Psychiatry, with representation from PCSS-O Steering Committee including: Jeffrey N. Baldwin, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and addiction educator; Ann Marie Schreier, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Director of Alternate Entry MSN at East Carolina University College of Nursing in Greenville, North Carolina; and William T. Kane, DDS, MBA, general practitioner in dentistry in Dexter, Missouri. To access this round table discussion click the link below:    
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