Urine Drug Testing: Interpretation Basics and Pitfalls
Program Release: May 11, 2020
Expiration Date: May 11, 2022
Estimated time to complete: 30 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.
Rachel S. Wightman, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Brown Emergency Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI
We will review urine drug testing basics including indications for testing, interpretation, and pitfalls.
Method of Participation and How to Receive CME Credit
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
- Review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity.
- View the CME presentations
- Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.
In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.
The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.
This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.
Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
The following speaker and planning committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:
Speaker: Rachel S. Wightman, MD
Planning Committee Members: Rahul Vanjani, MD, MSc, Maria Sullivan
Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Select advantages and disadvantages of urine screening methods.
- Identify reasons for conducting a urine drug screen.
- Determine when a confirmatory test should be conducted.
- Identify strategies used to beat a urine drug screen and how they can be detected.
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 0.5 hour CME Credit in Opioid Pain Management/Chronic Pain Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 Rhode Island CME re-licensure requirements.
Other Healthcare Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 0.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.50 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.