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Grand Rounds: Opioid Stewardship


By Daniel Goldstein, MD , Director, Opioid Stewardship; Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH


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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1 Describe the purpose and the need for the Opioid Stewardship at ACH. 2. Summarize the current improvements and projects that the Opioid Stewardship has helped influence. 3. Illustrate how ACH is using local data and artificial intelligence technology to ensure responsible controlled substance handling.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Improvements in handling of controlled substances.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The speaker, Daniel Goldstein, MD, has returned the disclosure form indicating there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Brummond PW, Chen DF, Churchill WW, Clark JS, Dillon KR, Dumitru D, Eschenbacher L, Fera T, Fortier CR, Gullickson KK, Jurakovich K, Kent S, Keonavong J, Marchese C, Meyer T, Murdaugh LB, Ogden RK Jr, O'Neal BC, Rough S, Saenz R, Smith JS. ASHP Guidelines on Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Mar 1;74(5):325-348. doi: 10.2146/ajhp160919.

Sandbrink F, Uppal R. The Time for Opioid Stewardship Is Now. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019 Jan;45(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.10.004.

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