MCW - Responsible Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Continuing Education Course (MED-1009) 2018

From The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board:

Scope and purpose of the guideline: To help providers make informed decisions about acute and chronic pain treatment -pain lasting longer than three months or past the time of normal tissue healing. The guideline is not intended for patients who are in active cancer treatment, palliative care, or end-of-life care. Although not specifically designed for pediatric pain, many of the principals upon which they are based could be applied there, as well.

Opioids pose a potential risk to all patients. The guideline encourages providers to implement best practices for responsible prescribing which includes prescribing the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible duration for post-operative care and acutely-injured patients.

This complementary course is designated for members of the MCW community ONLY - MCW FacultyMCP, CSG, CMG, CP and Zablocki VA physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with a current DEA certificate and who prescribe opioids for pain management.

This course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for the two-hour continuing education course on the responsible opioid prescribing guidelines per Med 13.03(3) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. (Ref # MED-1009)

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Target Audience

This course is designed for members of the MCW community - MCW FacultyMCP, CSG, CMG, CP and Zablocki VA physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with a current DEA certificate and who prescribe opioids for pain management.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe appropriate patient assessment for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics,.
  • Evaluate risks and potential benefits of ER/LA therapy, as well as possible misuse.
  • Apply proper methods to initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue use of ER/LA opioid analgesics.
  • Monitor patients prescribed opioids for benefit and harm.
  • Employ methods to counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics, including proper storage and disposal.
  • Safely discontinue opioids when there is too little benefit or too much risk and harm.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Office of Continuing & Professional Education
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4900
Email: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 2.00 NP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 NP Pharmacology
    NP Pharmacology credit.
  • 2.00 PA
    PA credit.
Course opens: 
01/01/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2018
Cost:
$0.00

Robert W. Hurley, MD/PhD 
Professor - Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy
Executive Director, Pain Service Line
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Professor (Full)  - Department of Anesthesiology

Wake Forest University 


Formerly: Vice Chair of Pain Medicine and Professor Department of Anesthesiology 
Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI


Disclosure:
No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests

This course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for the two-hour continuing education course on the responsible opioid prescribing guidelines per Med 13.03(3) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. (Ref # MED-1009)

Physicians:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurse Practitioners:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 2.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants:This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 2.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of
07/17/2017 . Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.  

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 2.00 NP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 NP Pharmacology
    NP Pharmacology credit.
  • 2.00 PA
    PA credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/01/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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This course is for MCW Faculty and staff only.  This includes the following clnical practices: CP, MCP, Zablocki VA, CMG and CSG.

Required Hardware/software

No special hardware or software is required.  A computer with access to the internet and an internet browser is sufficient.