Pain Medicine CME

  • BupPractice.com – Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Training and Practice Tools

    The Buprenorphine Training Program (first course) fulfills the physician-training requirements of the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000). According to DATA 2000 requirements, physicians must complete 8 hours of education, such as this program provides, if they wish to become eligible to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid dependence.

    Upon the successful completion of the training, and once they have met other requirements, physicians can submit a ‘notification of intent’ to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to become eligible to prescribe buprenorphine.

    Target Audience:
    Physicians focusing on Psychiatry or Addiction.

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    • Cost: $199
    • Credit hours: 9
    • CME credits awarded by: Clinical Tools, Inc
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 2013
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    Emerging Solutions in Pain

    Not all courses offer CME credit for physicians. Some courses offering CME credit include:
    • Clinical Dialogues in Pain – OIC
    • Opioid Diversion: How, Where, and What Can We Do About It?
    • Effective Assessment of Breakthrough Pain

    Target Audiences: Physicians specializing in Pain Medicine.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: MediCom Worldwide, Inc.
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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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

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    • 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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    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

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    • 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

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