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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 Boston Medical Center.

Accreditation

Physicians
Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material CME activity for a maximum of .25 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: .25
 
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.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for opioid education.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists

Educational Objectives

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

  • Summarize and adhere to the clinical requirements of the Massachusetts opioid prescribing laws
  • Summarize and incorporate in clinical practice to selected recommendations of the Massachusetts and CDC opioid prescribing guidelines


Date of Original Release: February 6, 2017
Date of Expiration: February 5, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

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

Needs Addressed Statement

The US, and Massachusetts, in particular are confronting an opioid morbidity and mortality crisis. In response to this crisis the Massachusetts legislature has passed opioid prescribing laws and the Massachusetts Medical Society and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed opioid prescribing guidelines. Among Massachusetts clinicians there is confusion about which opioid prescribing practices are now mandated by law and which are recommended by state and national guidelines. Therefore there is a need to educate clinicians, in a clinically useful way, about the current laws and guidelines to allow for the medically appropriate and safe us or opioid for the treatment of pain.

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

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

Donna Beers, BSN, RN-BC, CARN (CNE Course Advisor)
Manager, Primary Care Clinical Transformation
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.

Reviewers

  • Brendan Abel, Esq., Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Ravin Davidoff, MD, Sr. VP Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center
  • Susan H. Webb, MHA, CPhT, Director, Department of Health Policy and Public Health, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Ellen Weinstein, JD, Associate General Counsel, Boston Medical Center


Reviewers 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.