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Introduction to Safe Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management


Introduction to Safe Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management

CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 (USD) for certificate
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.00 hours
Author(s): Randa Kutob, MD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Further Author Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia     Learn More >>

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Review epidemiological data on opioid-related morbidity and mortality
  • Identify key aspects of the medical assessment for patients suffering from pain syndromes
  • Use preferred modalities and medications for the treatment of acute and chronic non-terminal pain
  • When opioids are prescribed, describe appropriate risk assessment and risk reduction strategies

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: June 22, 2017 - June 21, 2019
Original Release Date: June 22, 2017
Most Recent Review by Author: June 22, 2017
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: June 22, 2017
Financial Support Received: Supported by Grant Number 1U17CE002717-01, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
Introduction to Safe Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current CME Approval Period: June 22, 2017 - June 21, 2019
Financial Support Received: Supported by Grant Number 1U17CE002717-01, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

Introduction to Safe Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management
About the Author

Randa Kutob, MD
Dr. Kutob is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine with extensive teaching, clinical work, and research in the arena of cross-cultural care and chronic disease prevention and treatment.

Disclosure: Dr. Kutob states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

About the Reviewers/Editors

Daniel Derksen, MD
Dr. Derksen is the Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair and Director of the University of Arizona (UA) Center for Rural Health (AzCRH). He is also Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. As AzCRH Director, he oversees the State Office of Rural Health (AzSORH), the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex), the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (AzSHIP), and the AzCRH Navigator Consortium.

Disclosure: Dr. Derksen states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Aram Mardian, MD
Dr. Mardian is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Chief of the Chronic Pain Wellness Center at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. He is a board-certified family physician and holds additional certifications in pain medicine and medical acupuncture. He serves as Co-Chair for the Health Care Advisory Team for the Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Initiative.

Disclosure: Dr. Mardian states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

William C. Thompson IV, MD
Dr. Thompson is a Pain Medicine Specialist board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is the Vice President of the Arizona Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a board member of the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists. He serves on the Arizona Department of Health Services Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative Health Care Advisory Team.

Disclosure: Dr. Thompson states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Introduction to Safe Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management
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Average Rating: 4.41/5.00
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Average Rating: 4.50/5.00
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User Comments
by Richard Barnes | Oct 19, 2018
excellent format for the presentation, very informative overall.
by Najeeb Rehman | Oct 11, 2018
Was relevant and very informative. Good basic review of pain management.
by Hidden | Oct 8, 2018
Pretty realistic cases.
by Brandt Culver | Sep 30, 2018
Excellent real world examples of opioids in clinical practice.
by Hidden | Sep 29, 2018
There is questions about stroke that is not relevant to my pain practice.
by Hidden | Sep 25, 2018
This course was not as relevant to me as an emergency physician as it was more geared towards treatment of chronic issues with follow up with the same provider, but I do not see patient's in this setting
Introduction to Safe Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Alabama Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices CME
Arizona Opioid-Related, Substance Use-Related, or Addiction-Related CME
California Pain Management CME
California Controlled Substance Education (Physician Assistant CME Requirement)
Required for PAs, not MD/DOs.
Connecticut Behavioral Health CME
Delaware Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices CME
Georgia Pain Management CME / Palliative Medicine
Iowa Chronic Pain Management CME
Maine Prescribing of Opioid Medication CME
Maryland Opioid Prescribing CME
Massachusetts Risk Management CME
Massachusetts Opiod Education/Pain Management CME
May be counted as risk management credits.
Michigan Pain and Symptom Management CME
Mississippi Prescribing Controlled Substances CME
Nevada Medical Ethics CME
New Jersey Prescription Opioids
New Mexico Pain Management CME
North Carolina Controlled Substance Prescribing CME
Oregon Pain Management / Terminally Ill / End of Life CME
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety CME
Pennsylvania Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing CME
Rhode Island Opioid Pain Management / Chronic Pain Management CME
South Carolina Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances CME
Tennessee Controlled Substance Prescribing CME
Texas Pain Management CME
These courses meet the pain management CME requirement for pain management clinics.
Vermont Prescribing of Controlled Substances CME
Virginia Pain Management and the Proper Prescribing of Controlled Substances CME

View other courses meeting Special State Requirements
Introduction to Safe Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

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