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Education Program for Prescribing Opioids Now Available

On June 15, 2013, ACP and its curriculum partner Pri-Med launched an online training program to educate clinicians about safety and efficacy when prescribing opioids. ACP's curriculum provides a comprehensive educational program for primary care clinicians to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain. The program is available through the ACP and Pri-Med websites.

REMs Activity

Clinicians can log on to Pri-Med.com to access the following Pain Management Clinical Resource Center course sessions for online CME. Upon completion of the six half-hour webcasts, clinicians will receive a Safe Opioid Prescribing Certificate.

This activity is free. The participant will need to sign up for a free Pri-Med account.

Session Titles
  1. Evaluation is Essential for Safe and Effective Pain Management Using ER/LA Opioids
  2. Best Practices for How to Start Therapy with ER/LA Opioids, How to Stop, and What to Do in Between
  3. Evidence-Based Tools for Screening for Patients at Risk and Monitoring for Adherence to Prescribed ER/LA Opioids
  4. Talk to Me: Proven Methods to Counsel You Patients on ER/LA Opioids and Achieve Positive Outcomes
  5. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ER/LA-Opioids as a Drug Class
  6. Getting the Most Clinical Insights from Specific ER/LA Product Information Sources

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see www.er-la-opioidREMS.com for a listing of the member companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food & Drug Administration.

Additional Opioid Education CME Offered by ACP

  1. Two video modules that are part of an ACP series entitled “Clinical Shorts” (subscribers only)
    • Managing Non-Cancer Pain; Assessing for Opioid Misuse Risk
    • Managing Non-Cancer Pain: Monitoring for Opioid Misuse
  2. Module in ACP’s new clinical decision support tool, Smart Medicine on Opioid Abuse (login required)
  3. Lectures and/or workshops at ACP’s Annual Meeting (specific sessions vary from year to year; four different topics will be offered at the 2014 meeting)
  4. Section on Substance Abuse in MKSAP 16 (subscribers only)

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