North Carolina State Topics CME Collection

It can be challenging to find a resource that provides you with meaningful content that earns you CME while ensuring you meet your state licensing requirements in North Carolina. That's why AudioDigest has assembled this State Topic Collection, which includes quality courses to help you be as efficient as possible to check the boxes on your required CME.

The State Topics Collection covers state-required topics for physicians in North Carolina

  • 4 CME credits in Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management
  • 4.5 CME credits in Controlled substance prescribing practices
  • 5.25 CME credits in Controlled substances: Recognizing signs of abuse or misuse
  • 5.5 ABIM MOC points

To ensure verification of completed requirements, your credit transcript includes a specific call out for the topic in which the CME credit was earned

State Requirements Gold 500 GWP

State-specific requirements for North Carolina Physicians include:

    Applies only to physicians who prescribed controlled substances. 
  • 3.00 or more credits in CME designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices.
  • The controlled substance prescribing CME shall include instruction on controlled substance prescribing practices, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.
  • The total hours of CME, not individual courses, must cover the three topics. In other words, to count towards the requirement each completed course must cover at least one of the required topics;
    • All three of the required topics must be covered during a given three-year CME cycle.

Playlists in North Carolina State Topic CME Collection:

Controlled Substance Prescribing for Chronic Pain Management
  • Perioperative Pain Management of the Opioid-dependent Patient
  • The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing for Patients with Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Update on the Opioid Epidemic
  • Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices
  • Opioids and Pain Management
  • Evidence-based Prescription of Opioids
  • Medical Cannabis in the Era of an Opioid Epidemic
  • Controlled Substances: Recognizing Signs of Abuse or Misuse
  • Opioids, Adolescents and the National Public Health Emergency
  • Pregnant Women and Opioid Use Disorder
  • Medical Management of Opioid Use Disorder



    0 Credits | 57:21 minutes | August 28, 2018


    Opioids and Pain Management

    Gregory R. Polston , MD

    0 Credits | 18:54 minutes | June 07, 2018


    2.00 Credits | 52:26 minutes | September 28, 2019


    0 Credits | 42:31 minutes | July 14, 2018

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