OPIOID 411 FOR MARYLAND VETERINARIANS
Any veterinarian who is applying for or renewing a CDS permit must first receive 2 hours of continuing education in prescribing or dispensing controlled substances. You will have to attest to taking these CEs when you apply for your CDS permit.
This is a one-time requirement. If you already have a CDS permit, you only have to take these 2 CE hours the first time you renew after October 1, 2018. If you are applying for a CDS permit, you will have to take 2 these CE hours before applying. You may use these 2 RACE approved CE hours toward your annual CE requirement for veterinary license registration.
OPIOID 411 ANYTIME - COURSE
Opioid 411 Anytime is a self-paced online course available 24/7 featuring our exclusive Drip Teaching Methodology delivery system, small amounts of information over extended periods of time. There is no expiration date – purchased courses remain in your account as long as you need the information.
OPIOID 411 LIVE - WEBINAR
Opioid 411 Live is a scheduled, interactive Zoom webinar featuring veterinary and legal panelists with expert-level knowledge on the topic of opioid prescribing. Learners engage and have answers provided in real-time.
Our Opioid 411 Live and Anytime instructional courses are RACE approved continuing education covering opioid prescribing by veterinarians in precise detail. This course provides students with a broad range of expert level knowledge on subjects including:
* The Opioid Crisis in America
* DEA Laws and Regulations
* Identifying and Stopping Misuse
* Opioids in Practice
* Best Practices
THIS CLASS IS INTENDED FOR
Opioid 411 Live and Anytime have been specifically developed for veterinarians to fulfill legislative mandated continuing education requirements on the topic of opioid prescribing.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Dr. Lance M. Roasa is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M where he was the first student to undertake a 4th year business-track, spending the majority of his clinical training in veterinary business and industry. In 2016 He completed a law degree from the University of Nebraska and his training was centered on the law of small business, taxation and the law of veterinary medicine.
Drew Olson, DVM
A 2012 Iowa State Veterinary College graduate, Dr. Drew Olson has practiced in small and large animal clinics, and has considerable experience in the veterinary compounding medicine industry. An Omaha native, he is regarded as one of the nation’s leading veterinarians in compounding specialized veterinary medications. Be sure and ask Dr. Olson about his experience with retired circus elephants or his participation as a veterinary student in Frontier Vets, a documentary filmed in the remote region of Kruger Park in South Africa. Drew resides in Omaha with his wife, Karin, and their daughter Olive. They enjoy spending time with friends, family, and their rescue dog, Faith.
Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
Dr. Christopher G. Byers received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, as well as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal internal medicine. As a clinician, educator, and recognized speaker, he embraces and strongly recommends appropriate multimodal analgesia to provide superior pain relief and minimize opioid use and opioid-related adverse events.
Mr. Stephen Kellner is the paralegal for the Roasa Law Group and program administrator for Opioid 411. He provides the legal research necessary to stay up to date on the ever-changing legislation and subsequent state board requirements on this topic.
Estimated Time To Complete
The time required to complete Opioid 411 Live or Anytime for Maryland is 2 contact hours. Note that Opioid 411 Anytime allows the busiest practitioners to take advantage of our exclusive drip delivery system, allowing for small chunks of information to be delivered daily. Those with adequate time are also able to complete the course in one sitting.