Learner Objectives

After participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

Episode Specific:
  • Summarize barriers to opioid prescribing in rural Washington.
  • Detail the current challenges for incarcerated patients accessing sober and clean housing.
  • Describe the vicious cycles incarcerated patients experience when dealing with OUD.
  • Identify the unintended consequences of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Opioid Prescribing guidelines on rural communities from 2016 to 2023.
  • Find ways to be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic in rural areas.
Podcast Series:
  • Increase safe opioid prescribing practices in line with HB1427.
  • Have strategies to tailor opioid management services to their specialty and organization using evidence-based practices on appropriate prescribing and data-driven practices.
  • Help reduce the development of tolerance to opioids.
  • Address long-term pain management, and appropriately treat opioid addiction.
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Content Expertise
Communication Skills
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Content Expertise
Communication Skills

An “ineligible company,” also known as a "commercial interest," is defined as any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Among the exemptions to this definition are government organizations, non-health care related companies and non-profit organizations that do not advocate for commercial interests.

Did you perceive any bias toward a “commercial interest” in any presentation?
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