Opioid REMS Education: Are You Up-To-Date? Complimentary Education
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As the experts in pain medicine, physician anesthesiologists have been at the forefront of implementing best practices to prevent opioid misuse and abuse. The surgical setting and other acute care settings are a unique opportunity to ensure patients receive appropriate pain care and education regarding opioids. We owe it to patients to help ensure health care providers have the knowledge they need to keep patients safe.
This highly interactive program is designed to convey core concepts from the FDA’s Opioid Analgesic REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain. Through didactic presentations, interactive "What would YOU do?" case-based clinical practice questions, problem-based small group activities and anesthesiologist-patient (and caregiver) counseling demonstrations, you will:
- Summarize key concepts and practices in managing pain and preventing opioid misuse, abuse and addiction.
- Assess patients with pain to inform treatment planning, monitor treatment response, ensure safe use when opioid analgesics are appropriate and detect opioid abuse or addiction.
- Develop individualized pain treatment plans, including nonpharmacologic and/or pharmacologic (non-opioid and opioid analgesics) as appropriate.
- Identify strategies to effectively initiate, modify or discontinue use of opioid analgesics.
Plus, earn 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ABA MOCA® Part 2 credits!
Look what learners are saying about this complimentary course:
“Outstanding CME!! I feel in this dyad age, every MD needs to see this.”
“I learned specifically how to apply the knowledge I learned from this activity.”
“Should be mandatory for all physician anesthesiologists!”
“Very applicable in the real world.”
“This was very helpful for situations where we do not have a pain clinic available but are treating chronic pain patients.”
State Medical Boards
This course has been approved by the following state medical boards to meet requirements for opioid prescribing:
- Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
- Alaska State Medical Board
- Medical Board of California
- Medical Licensing Board of Indiana
- Iowa Board of Medicine
- Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
- Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
- New Hampshire Board of Medicine
- North Carolina Medical Board
- State Medical Board of Ohio
- Oregon Medical Board
- Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
- South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
- Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
- Texas Medical Board
- Utah Physicians and Surgeons Licensing Board
- Virginia Board of Medicine
- Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
Santhanam Suresh, M.D., Chair of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, and Director of Pain Management, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
James P. Rathmell, M.D., Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Shalini Shah, M.D., Vice-Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Peri-operative Care; Director, Pain Services UC Irvine Health, Irvine, CA
Richard Rosenquist, M.D., Chair, Pain Management Department, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Accreditation and Designation Statements
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.