Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
East Tennesee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy
Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University
In April 2018, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam created the Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education by Executive Order No. 70. The commission was charged with developing competencies for Tennessee’s healthcare educational institutions to address proper treatment for pain, safe and effective prescribing practices, and proper diagnoses and treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. The competencies were developed with the goal of having them adopted by Tennessee’s medical educational institutions for best-in-class training for Tennessee’s future doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other prescribers.
This session will describe the processes implemented, including the charge for the commission, development of competency statements, adoption of statements by the commission, public comment, and adoption of the competencies by the Tennessee schools by the fall of 2018. These processes may serve as a national model to other states in the development of comprehensive and targeted competency statements to prepare trainees to provide high quality pain management and treatment of substance use disorders.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB,* GA Bar.
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.