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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
Lead Author(s): Thomas Elliott, M.D.
The author(s)/contributor(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Detailed 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

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the ACCME 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 CME Office Reviewer(s) state(s) that neither s/he nor any immediate family members have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with this activity:

John M. Harris, Jr., MD

Recognizing and Managing Opioid Misuse
About the Author

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

Dr. Elliott is 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 also Clinical 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.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Dr. Harris is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine of the University of Arizona. He is the President of Medical Directions, Inc. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME. He is the Senior Editor of The Virtual Lecture Hall's online CME programs and 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
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User Comments
by Cristian Robiou | Apr 13, 2014
practicing surgical pathologists (or other physicians) who do not see patients or prescribe medications should have different CME requirements or exceptions
by robert beitman | Mar 2, 2014
more information on how the prescribers can prevent violations or trouble with the board of medical examiners
by Hidden | Jan 3, 2014
great
by Saran MUDUMBI | Jan 1, 2014
easy to navigate
by William Dallas | Dec 14, 2013
Transmission speed was slow, almost painfully so at times. Had to sign out a couple of times in hopes of a better connection, but it did not really work.
by MERVYN KLEIN | Nov 17, 2013
Very well done!
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
These courses both meet the 1-credit requirement for a course designed specifically to address 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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