Demystifying Opioids

Demystifying Opioids is a module within the 2021 Virtual Opioid Rounds. You will be able to claim credit for all modules you complete at the end of the course.

This module contains:

  • Content you must review in order to claim credit for this module. Please note that there is audio with this content. 
  • Self reflection
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Credit claiming (0.5 credits)

Once you complete this module, you can navigate back to the Parent Course, Virtual Opioid Rounds: A Multidisciplinary Approach, and select another module from the Take Course Tab.

After you have completed your selected modules, select the Virtual Opioid Rounds Evaluation & Summary Module to complete the overall evaluation and access your CME certificate.

Target Audience

This module is designed for members of the MCW community - MCW Faculty, MCP, 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

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • Recognize the importance of assessing the risk for SUD in all patients before prescribing opioids
  • Understand that as a practitioner we cannot prescribe opioids to patients at significant risk of SUD
  • Comprehend that if you inherit a patient at high risk for SUD on opioid prescription, you cannot continue prescribing the opioids
  • Understand how to speak respectfully yet forcefully to a patient that has chronic pain syndrome when you realize he/she has also a substance use disorder
Additional information


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
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Thomas C. Chelimsky, MD
Professor, Neurology
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Gisela Grotewold Chelimsky, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live 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 the activity
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 0.5hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Credits can be claimed once you have completed all the modules you have chosen.   

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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