The American Journal on Addictions
© American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Edited By: Thomas R. Kosten, MD
Online ISSN: 1521-0391
Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a collaborative project that includes: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, American Society for Pain Management Nursing, and International Nurses Society on Addictions.
These organizations provide training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction. The focus of this project is to reach prescribers and/or prescribers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists and program administrators to offer free, accessible, evidence-based trainings. The training topics will focus on safe and appropriate prescribing of opioids and to provide peer support to these prescribers.
To reach the largest number of prescribers most cost-effectively and efficiently, we will provide a variety of educational materials dedicated to this topic. The establishment of this national training and mentoring program will help to improve the health and safety of Americans suffering with chronic pain and/or opioid-related addiction.
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