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Recognizing and Managing Opioid Misuse


Recognizing and Managing Opioid Misuse
CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 per credit (hour)
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.00 hours
Author(s): Thomas Elliott, M.D.
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: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont     Learn More >>

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Manage patients with chronic pain.
  • Recognize and respond to drug-seeking behaviors.
  • Implement procedures that will reduce the risk of abuse and diversion.

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 at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current Approval Period: December 15, 2013 - December 14, 2015
Original Release Date: December 15, 2009
Most Recent Review by Author: December 15, 2013
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: December 15, 2013
Financial Support Received: None
Recognizing and Managing Opioid Misuse
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current Approval Period: December 15, 2013 - December 14, 2015
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center 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.


University of Arizona CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

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

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine Office of 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:

John M. Harris, Jr., MD

Recognizing and Managing Opioid Misuse
About the Author

Thomas Elliott, MD
Adjunct Professor
University of Minnesota, Duluth, School of Medicine

Until his recent retirement, Dr. Elliott was the Medical Director of the Pain Management Center and Chief of Education and Research at St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System in Duluth, Minnesota. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine.

Dr. Elliott is certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology/Medical Oncology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is nationally known for his work in pain management education and his research in pain treatment, including his work as CEO of the Minnesota Cancer Pain Initiative. He has written extensively on the need for improved medical education in pain management.

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

About the Editor

John Harris Jr., M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Harris is past Executive Director of the Office of CME at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME, and he is the author of a number of professional papers dealing with online CME.

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

Recognizing and Managing Opioid Misuse
Ratings (1415 responses)
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Average Rating: 4.40/5.00
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Average Rating: 4.49/5.00
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Average Rating: 3.89/5.00
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User Comments
by HUGO ESPINOSA | Jan 24, 2015
great course
by Hidden | Dec 10, 2014
Would it be appropriate to mention the use of Controlled Substance Databases?
by Daniel Pham | Sep 16, 2014
Informative and engaging typical case scenario that often seen in PCP office. Detailed and educational explanations help secure the proper management of a pt with chronic pain.
by Hidden | Sep 12, 2014
very well done and focused.
by adil mohyuddin | Aug 1, 2014
excellent course
by Hidden | Jun 30, 2014
Very useful and helpful
Recognizing and Managing Opioid Misuse
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:

California Pain Management
Connecticut Behavioral Health
Georgia Pain Management / Palliative Medicine
Iowa Chronic Pain Management
Massachusetts Opiod Education/Pain Management
May be counted as risk management credits.
Massachusetts Risk Management
Mississippi Prescribing Controlled Substances
Oregon Pain Management / Terminally Ill / End-of-life
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety
Rhode Island Pain Management / End-of-life Care
Tennessee Prescribing Practices
Texas Pain Management (pain clinics)
These courses meet the pain management CME requirement for pain management clinics.
Vermont Prescribing of Controlled Substances

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Recognizing and Managing Opioid Misuse
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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