In response to the opioid epidemic in Virginia, the Virginia General Assembly directed the Board of Medicine to create regulations for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. As emergency physicians who treat acute pain every shift, it is important to be familiar with the new regulations, including how they impact our prescribing patterns and documentation requirements.
Dr. Cameron Olderog, VACEP’s Leadership and Advocacy Fellow is working on a project to improve Virginia’s ED physician treatment of chronic pain patients. EMPainline is new resource for emergency physicians that can be used in the treatment of pain.
Learn more at https://www.empainline.org