Virtual Opioid Rounds: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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-1077).

An access code is required for this course. The access code may be obtained from your department administrator or practice administrator.

Course completion for this current licensure cycle is October 25th, 2019.

There are six modules in this course. 

  • Acute Pediatric Pain 1.0 credits
  • Addiction 0.50 credits
  • Health Disparities 0.50 credits
  • Infectious Disease 1.0 credits
  • Palliative Care 1.0 credit
  • Primary Care 0.50 credits

Learners are free to select the content most relevant to their clinical practice and must complete a minimum of 2 hours of content to meet the MEB requirement.


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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 pain management.
  • Evaluate risks and potential benefits, as well as possible misuse of opioids.
  • 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.
  • Reduce health disparities in the management of pain.
Additional information


Office of Continuing & Professional Education
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4900
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 1.50 NP Pharmacology
    NP Pharmacology credit.
  • 4.50 NP Contact Hours
  • 4.50 PA
    PA credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Course Director: 
Linda Caples, PhD
Director, Continuing & Professional Education
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Health Disparities Content
Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine & Eminent Scholar
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine 
Director, Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS)
Associate Director for Diversity, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center
Co-Director MCW CTSI KL2 Program
Director, MCW CTSI Master’s in Clinical/Translational Research

Health Disparities Content
Jessica M. Grusnick, MPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, General Internal Medicine 
Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS)
Medical College of Wisconsin

Addiction Content
Mary-Anne Kowol, MD
Assistant Professor
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Director
Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Palliative Care Content
Sean Marks, MD
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Director
Editor-in-Chief Fast Facts and Concepts

Infectious Disease Content
Kartikey Acharya, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Wisconsin
Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Clinic 

Acute Pediatric Pain Content
Amy L. Drendel, DO, MS 
Medical Director; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Emergency Department 
Professor of Pediatrics; Section of Emergency Medicine

Primary Care Content
Annie Lakatos, MSN, ANP-BC, APNP
Nurse Practitioner
General Internal Medicine 
Inclusion Health
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

None of the persons in control of content have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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 4.5 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 4.5  contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants: This activity is designated for 4.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid for one year from 9/1/2019. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

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


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