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Geriatric Education Series - Appropriate Prescribing Practices for Opioids for Pain Management in Older Adults

This series is designed so that learners will be able to apply principles of evidence-based medicine to determine clinical diagnoses, and formulate and implement acceptable treatment modalities for geriatric patients.

Activity Details

NOTE: The first few minutes of this presentation were not captured on the recording.

Start Date: February 4, 2021
End Date: February 4, 2024
  • Charles Brackett. MD, MPH 
    General Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    The Dartmouth Institute and Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

You may claim CME credit for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

  1. Register for the learning activity by creating an account or logging in to your account.
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  3. Return to this Activity page.
  4. Click Continue to navigate to the Evaluation tab; then click the Launch button to start the evaluation.
  5. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

When the evaluation is submitted, you will be awarded credit. You may access your transcript for verification of participation at any time via Your Account. Need help? Visit the Support Page, send an Email, or call the Center for Learning and Professional Development at (603) 653-1234, Option 1.

Learning Outcome(s) Statement

Participants will be able to recommend non-pharmacologic approaches to pain, maximize non-opioid pharmacologic approaches and use opioids cautiously, being aware of when and how to taper if their side effects and risks exceed the benefit.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation 
  • Complete the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic References
  • See presentation for bibliographic sources to allow for further study.
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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