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Updating Opioid Treatment and Documentation Methods (7 Part Series)


This course, presented by Paul Snyder, MA, LADC-S, CPC-I and Denis G. Patterson, DO, consists of seven webinars with didactic presentations and case presentations on topics related to safe opioid prescribing, including new treatment modalities, as well as how to document per Nevada law. The webinars are not on this website; instead, links are provided to the UNR School of Medicine in order to provide you with CME.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explore our history with opioids and AB474
  • Examine the neurobiology of addiction
  • Discuss treatment options including Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Discuss the pain pathway
  • Recognize and recommend non-opioid alternatives to treat chronic pain
  • Utilize opioid risk assessments and know when to choose a patient vs physician-driven assessment
  • Evaluate and treat pain in the acute care setting


This webinar series was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $495,108 with 0 percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint partnership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.