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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: $50.00 (USD) for certificate
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours
Author(s): Thomas Elliott, M.D.; John M. Harris Jr., 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, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia     Learn More >>

Course Learning Objectives:

  • 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 Approval Period: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2019
Original Release Date: April 1, 2015
Most Recent Review by Author: April 1, 2015
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: April 1, 2017
Financial Support Received: Supported in part by a grant from the Arizona Governor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families (ADHS14-067194:1)
Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current Approval Period: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2019
Financial Support Received: Supported in part by a grant from the Arizona Governor's Office for Children, Youth, 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 2.00 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

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

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 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.

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.

About the Editor

Randa Kutob, MD
Dr Kutob is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the College of Medicine of the University of Arizona and the current Interim Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is also Associate Director of Predoctoral Education for the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She specializes in cross-cultural medicine, women's health, and behavioral medicine.

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
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User Comments
by Hidden | May 18, 2017
Excellent CME.
by Hidden | Apr 30, 2017
Thank you for an online CME option as Tennessee would not accept the CME I had already participated in within the Department of Defense.
by Hidden | Apr 27, 2017
This is a great learning activity for nurses as well. Allows for critical thought, assessment and participation in the care of patient.
by Hidden | Apr 22, 2017
Excellent course. Learned a lot
by Hidden | Apr 19, 2017
i was expecting a boring 2 hr lecture on the topic for license renewal but found this presentation educational, practical and enjoyable
by william Sheehan | Apr 19, 2017
Excellent info, and presented in a challenging and engaging way that encouraged active participation/thinking through scenarios with relevance to practice. I learned that I didn't know as much as I would have thought.
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:

California Pain Management CME
California Controlled Substance Education (Physician Assistant CME Requirement)
Required for PAs, not MD/DOs. Still, include in list.
Connecticut Behavioral Health CME
Georgia Pain Management CME / Palliative Medicine
Iowa Chronic Pain Management CME
Maryland Opioid Prescribing CME
Massachusetts Opiod Education/Pain Management CME
May be counted as risk management credits.
Massachusetts Risk Management CME
Mississippi Prescribing Controlled Substances CME
Nevada Ethics CME
New Mexico Pain Management CME
North Carolina Controlled Substance Prescribing
Add to this list at end March 2017 when the new 1-credit Rx 101 course is done.
Oregon Pain Management CME / Terminally Ill / End-of-life
Pennsylvania Risk Management CME / Patient Safety
Rhode Island Pain Management CME / End-of-life Care
South Carolina Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances CME
Tennessee Controlled Substance Prescribing
Texas Pain Management CME (pain clinics)
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

View other courses meeting Special State Requirements
Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
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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