• Boston University

Register for New Account

Register

Provide your credentials to log in
Remember Me Login

Forgot your password?

For core clinical content designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics, please visit our sister site, SCOPE of Pain.

 

  1. Optimizing Office Systems
  2. Office Systems Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing: Optimizing Office Systems Program CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Massachusetts Laws
  2. Educational Program Making Sense of Massachusetts Opioid Prescribing Laws and State and National Guidelines Program CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Dental Pain
  2. Educational Program Safe Opioid Prescribing for
    Acute Dental Pain
    Program CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Prescribe to Prevent
  2. Educational Program Prescribe to Prevent: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Prescribers and Pharmacists Information Program CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Military Modules
  2. Module 1 Military SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing For Providers Working with Veterans and Military Service Personnel Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  3. Module 2 Military SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing For Providers Working with Veterans and Military Service Personnel Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Video Modules
  2. Module 1 Case Studies In Practice: Applying Principles
    of Safe Opioid Prescribing
    Information Introduction Cases Case I Case II Case III Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation
  3. Module 2 Complex Convrs. High Dose Opioids
    & Illicit Drug Use
    Information Introduction Cases Case I-A Case I-B Case II Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation
  4. Module 3 Using the PDMP PMP Questionable Activity Information Introduction Cases Case I Case II Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation

To Earn Credits

Click the buttons below to view the video, take the post-test and complete the evaluation.

This program has been developed with the collaboration and generous support of Caravan Health.

Accreditation

Physicians
Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material CME activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CNE Contact Hours: .50
 
In order to receive credit, participants must view the content, and complete the post-test and evaluation. Participants who receive a grade of 70% or greater on the post-test will receive credit.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, medical assistants, and other allied healthcare professionals

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize different care models to support patients with chronic pain
  • Identify evidence-based tools to assess patient’s risk for substance use disorders
  • Create and implement workflows that incorporate assessment and clinical management tools
  • Provide approaches to develop and use effective individualized treatment plans


Date of Original Release: March 3, 2017
Date of Expiration: March 3, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

For questions about CME, please contact cme@bu.edu or www.bu.edu/cme.

Needs Addressed Statement

Clinical teams often struggle when tasked with re-engineering their office systems to reduce the potential for opioid misuse, addiction or diversion while ensuring safe evidence-based care of their patients with chronic pain. This training module will help all clinicians and their clinical teammates change their approach and processes to address this operational challenge. This module highlights the critical roles each team member (the physician, the nurse, and the front office staff) plays as they work collaboratively within a clinic/office. By focusing on the clinical workflow, the team can identify each team-member's specific role and clearly develop a system that is consistent and reliable. A defined workflow, with assigned staff and electronic systems in place to track all key data and facilitate communication can ensure optimized clinical care.

  1. Behkami NA, Dorr DA.User centered design in complex healthcare workflows: the case of care coordination and care management redesign. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009 Nov 14;2009:39-43.
  2. Fromer L.  Implementing chronic care for COPD: planned visits, care coordination, and patient empowerment for improved outcomes. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2011;6:605-14.
  3. O’Malley AS, Gourevitch R, Draper K, Bond A, Tirodkar MA. Overcoming challenges to teamwork in patient-centered medical homes: a qualitative study. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Feb;30(2):183-92.
  4. Rogers ML, Sockolow PS, Bowles KH, Hand KE, George J. Use of a human factors approach to uncover informatics needs of nurses in documentation of care. Int J Med Inform. 2013 Nov;82(11):1068-74.
     

Disclosure Policy

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve apparent conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices occurs.

Faculty

Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH (CME Course Director)
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Faculty members listed above have no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.  Faculty members listed above do not plan on discussing off-label/investigational uses of commercial products.

Planning Committee

Patti-Ann Collins, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, BUSM; Ilana Hardesty, Program Operations Manager, BUSM

Planning committee members have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Disclaimer

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.  NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED.