Opioid CME

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    Opioid Prescribing Practices: Practical Reviews Clinical Update

    Opioid Prescribing Practices is a two-part audio series examining the clinician’s role in combating an opioid epidemic that grips our country.
    PART 1 is Managing Opioid Therapy in High-Risk Patients
    PART 2 is The Opioid Epidemic
    Upon completion of Opioid Prescribing Practices, you will be able to:
    • Define the terms ‘pain’ and “chronic pain.”
    • Provide examples of potential high-risk patients for opioid misuse.
    • Describe how a health care provider might assess a patient’s chronic pain and measure the outcomes after initiating treatment.
    • List at least five non-opioid drugs that may offer first-line therapy for non-cancer-related pain management.
    • Summarize the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines that pertain to proper prescribing practice for pain medications.
    • State whether the incidence of providers actually losing their license or having any legal action taken against them regarding opioid prescribing practices is large or small.
    • Describe Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and discuss their use in the prescribing of opioid medications.
    • And much more.

    Target Audience: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dentists, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

    • Cost: $99$69
    • Credit hours: 8.5
    • CME credits awarded by: Oakstone Publishing, LLC
    • Material last updated: January 31, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: January 31, 2021
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    Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing

    After completing Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing, you will be able to:
    • Appropriately assess patients for the treatment of pain with ER/LA opioid analgesics, including analyzing risks versus potential benefits
    • Assess patient’s risk of abuse, including substance use and psychiatric history
    • Identify state and federal regulations on opioid prescribing
    • Incorporate strategies to effectively initiate therapy, modify dosing or discontinue use of ER/LA opioid analgesics in patients with pain
    • Manage ongoing therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics
    • Incorporate effective counseling for patients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics
    • Discuss general and product-specific drug information related to ER/LA opioid analgesics

    Target Audience: Prescribers of ER/LA opioids

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education in collaboration with The France Foundation, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), the FSMB Foundation, and the American Osteopathic Association of Medical Informatics.
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
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    Nursing CE the Nurse’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic Course

    After completing this online CE course, nurses will better be able to:

    • Discuss ways in which nurses can advocate for more high-quality training for prescribers of
      opioids, access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) in every state, development
      of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs), naloxone access for the public, and access to medication-assisted
      treatment programs (MATs) for those with opioid use disorder
    • Prepare nurses to be educators, for their patients, the public, and fellow healthcare providers about
      this national epidemic of opioid use.
    • Train nurses to assess for risk factors of opioid misuse, to know the red flags, signs, and symptoms
      of opioid misuse in order to recognize them in patients, co-workers, family and friends, and
      properly reconcile medications safely and consistently as a safeguard against medication diversion
    • Assist nurses in the basics of naloxone use for the rescue treatment and reversal of an opioid
      overdose, and methods of locating local resources for anyone (including themselves) suffering
      from opioid use disorder, such as approved MAT programs.

    Target Audience: Registered Nurses

    • Cost: $49
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: American Nurses Credentialing Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: September 17, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: September 17, 2021
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    NursingCE A Nurse’s Role in the American Opioid Epidemic Free Course

    Objectives:

    • Discuss ways in which nurses can advocate for more high-quality training for prescribers of opioids, access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) in every state, development of abuse deterrent formulations (ADFs), naloxone access for the public, and access to medication-assisted treatment programs (MATs) for this with opioid use disorder
    • Prepare nurses to be educators for their patients, the public, and fellow healthcare providers about this national epidemic of opioid use
    • Train nurses to assess for risk factors of opioid misuse, to know the red flags, signs, and symptoms of opioid misuse in order to recognize them in patients, coworkers, family and friends, and properly reconcile medications safely and consistently as a safeguard against medication diversion
    • Assist nurses in the basics of naloxone use for the rescue treatment and reversal of an opioid overdose, and methods of locating local resources for anyone (including themselves) suffering from opioid use disorder, such as approved MAT programs.
    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: American Nurses Credentialing Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: September 17, 2021
    • Expiration of CME credit: September 17, 2021
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    Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

    After completing Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, you will be able to:
    • Discuss the breadth and quality of evidence for the use of opioids for chronic pain, including current gaps in knowledge.
    • Describe appropriate assessment, monitoring and documentation strategies to meet best practice standards and medico-legal requirements to support opioid prescribing.
    • Apply appropriate communications strategies when initiating, managing, and, if necessary, terminating opioids for patients with chronic pain.
    • Describe, screen for, and manage potential co-morbidities in chronic pain patients.
    • Apply a practical framework for decision-making on the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.
    This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 4 hours of risk management study and 4 hours of opioid education.

    Target Audience:
    Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 4
    • CME credits awarded by: Boston University School of Medicine
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Scope of Pain: Safe & Competent Opioid Prescribing Education

    After completing Scope of Pain: Safe & Competent Opioid Prescribing Education, you will be able to:
    • Discuss prevalence of chronic pain in the US
    • Discuss prevalence of the use and misuse of opioid analgesics
    • Describe the pharmacology, efficacy and safety of opioid analgesics
    • Describe the components of a thorough opioid misuse risk assessment for a potential candidate for chronic opioid therapy
    • Describe universal precautions and their role in chronic opioid therapy
    • Describe monitoring and documentation strategies for chronic opioid therapy
    • Describe initiating opioid therapy
    • Apply counseling and communication strategies to ensure appropriate and safe use of opioid medications
    • Assess differential diagnosis for aberrant medication taking behavior – Pain relief vs drug seeking

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Pain Management

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 3
    • CME credits awarded by: Boston University School of Medicine
    • Format: On-Demand Online