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Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain


Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain

CME Certificate Fee: $75.00 (USD) for certificate

Optional Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) Fee: $10.00 (USD) per point

3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

3.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
American Board of Surgery
  • Credit Type: Accredited CME
  • Practice Areas: General Surgery

Estimated time to complete this activity: 3.00 hours

Author(s)/Editor(s): Thomas Elliott, MD; John M. Harris Jr., MD; 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/Editor Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming     Learn More >>

New York Licensees: This course will NOT meet the NY pain management/palliative care/addiction requirement for prescribers.

Meets the DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) requirement.

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Manage acute and chronic back pain.
  • Assess the functional effects of pain in patients.
  • Appropriately utilize a range of therapeutic options when managing patients with chronic pain.
  • Comply with current opioid risk-management practices, including the use of pain contracts and urine drug testing.
  • Educate patients on the proper use, storage, and disposal of opioid medications.

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: July 5, 2022 - July 4, 2025
Original Release Date: April 1, 2015
Most Recent Review by Author: July 5, 2019
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: July 5, 2022
Financial Support Received: Supported by a grant from the Arizona Governor's Office for Youth, Faith, and Families (ADHS14-067194:1)
Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

3.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s) (Optional):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
American Board of Surgery
  • Credit Type: Accredited CME
  • Practice Areas: General Surgery

Current CME Approval Period: July 5, 2022 - July 4, 2025
Financial Support Received: Supported by a grant from the Arizona Governor's Office for Youth, Faith, and Families (ADHS14-067194:1)

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 3.00 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

MOC Recognition Statement(s)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.00 Medical Knowledge Part II MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.


If you elect to receive MOC credit for this course, you give permission for VLH.com to share your information and activity completion data with the ACCME and the specialty board(s) chosen through the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
About the Author

Thomas Elliott, MD
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 also 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 Editors

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.

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.

Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
Ratings (8495 responses)
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Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
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Average Rating: 4.21/5.00
User Comments
by Cecilia Nwakpuda | Jun 1, 2024
Everything is important
by Kathryn Sparks | May 22, 2024
Overall good course
by Hidden | May 19, 2024
why don't ou have other ones available?
by Anne Kingori | May 7, 2024
N/a
by Robert Thomas | Apr 23, 2024
This is such a practical CME!!! Very useful! Thank you
by Hidden | Apr 3, 2024
Well done- your balanced view is appreciated
Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
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
Alabama DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Alaska DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Alaska Pain Management, Opioid Use, and Addiction CME
Arizona Opioid-Related, Substance Use-Related, or Addiction-Related CME
Arizona DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Arkansas DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
California DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
California Pain Management CME
California Controlled Substance Education (Physician Assistant CME Requirement)
Required for PAs, not MD/DOs.
Colorado Preventing Substance Abuse / Treating Patients with Substance Use Disorders CME
Colorado DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Connecticut DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Connecticut Behavioral Health CME
Delaware Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices CME
Delaware DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
District of Columbia Public Health Topics CME
District of Columbia DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Florida DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Georgia DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Georgia Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices CME
Guam DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Hawaii DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Idaho DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Illinois Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices CME
Illinois DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Indiana DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Indiana Opioid Prescribing and Opioid Abuse CME
Iowa DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Iowa Chronic Pain Management / Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain CME
Was formerly Chronic Pain Management requirement. In June 2022, they want Opioid Prescribing, but they don't specify how many credits. Probably still 2 credits?
Kansas DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Maine DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Maine Prescribing of Opioid Medication CME
Maryland Prescribing or Dispensing of Controlled Substances CME (i.e., OCSA CE Requirement)
Maryland DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Massachusetts DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Massachusetts Opioid Education/Pain Management CME
May be counted as risk management credits.
Massachusetts Risk Management CME
Michigan Pain and Symptom Management CME
Michigan DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Minnesota DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Minnesota Opioid Continuing Education Requirement
Mississippi Prescribing Controlled Substances CME
Mississippi DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Missouri DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Montana DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Nebraska DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Nebraska Controlled Substances Continuing Competency CME
Nevada Pain Management CME
Nevada Misuse and Abuse of Controlled Substances; Prescribing of Opioids; or Addiction CME
Nevada DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
New Hampshire DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
New Jersey DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
New Jersey Prescription Opioids CME
New Mexico Pain Management CME
New Mexico DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
New York DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
North Carolina DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
North Carolina Controlled Substance Prescribing CME
North Dakota DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Oklahoma DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Oregon DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Pennsylvania DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Pennsylvania Pain Management / Prescribing or Dispensing of Opioids CME
Puerto Rico DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Rhode Island DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
South Carolina DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
South Carolina Safe Prescribing and Monitoring of Controlled Substances CME
South Dakota DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Tennessee Controlled Substance Prescribing CME
Tennessee DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Texas DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME
Texas Pain Management and the Prescription of Opioids
These courses meet the pain management CME requirement for pain management clinics.
U.S. Virgin Islands DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Utah Controlled Substance Prescribing CME
Utah DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Vermont DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Vermont Prescribing of Controlled Substances CME
Virginia Pain Management and the Responsible Prescribing of Controlled Substances CME
Virginia DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Washington DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Washington Opioid Prescribing CME
West Virginia DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
West Virginia DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Wisconsin DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)
Wisconsin Responsible Opioid Prescribing CME
Wyoming Responsible Prescribing of Controlled Substances CME
Wyoming DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE)

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Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
Technical Requirements

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