Addressing PA's Opioid Crisis: What the Health Care Team Needs to Know (CME)

Pennsylvania physicians must take two hours of education in pain management, identification of addiction, or safe opioid prescribing in order to renew their medical license in 2018. Physicians seeking a Pennsylvania medical license for the first time need to take two hours of education in pain management or identification of addiction AND at least two hours of education in safe opioid prescribing.
 
PAMED has developed online CME to help physicians meet those requirements.

1-Opioid-Prescribing-Guidelines-CMESession 1: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Non-Cancer Pain

  • Analyze your prescribing practices against new statewide guidelines and
  • Identify when and why to prescribe opioid medications

Start Session 1


Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 1

Access for Unlicensed Residents and Students to obtain CME credit for Session 1

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 1

 2-Naloxone-CME Session 2: Naloxone

  • Address the use of Naloxone as an opioid antidote.
  • Review regulatory requirements for prescribing Naloxone to third-party first responders.
  • Assess Naloxone prescribing options and best practices

Start Session 2

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 2 

Access for Unlicensed Residents and Students to obtain CME credit for Session 2

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 2 

 


3-Referral-To-Treatment-CME Session 3: Referral to Treatment

 

  • Address Substance Use Disorders
  • Explore screening and assessment tools
  • Review intervention strategies
  • Assess best practices in referrals to specialists, rehabilitation services, and community resources

 


Start Session 3

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 3

Access for Unlicensed Residents and Students to obtain CME credit for Session 3

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 3

4-PA-PDMP-CMESession 4: PA-PDMP

  • Identify how Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can increase the quality of patient care and how other states are using PDMPs.
  • Describe the operation of Pennsylvania’s PDMP
  • Review prescriber and dispenser roles and responsibilities, including when to query the PDMP
  • Discuss third-party access to the PDMP and safeguards to protect the Program data

Start Session 4

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 4

Access for Unlicensed Residents and Students to obtain CME credit for Session 4

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 4

 


5-PDMP-CMESession 5: PA-PDMP – Be smart. Be safe. Be sure.

  • Outline a plan to review and incorporate PDMP data into clinical decision making process.
  • Identify potential “red flags” that you should consider in the patient PDMP record
  • Review practice case studies

Start Session 5

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 5

Access for Unlicensed Residents and Students to obtain CME credit for Session 5

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 5

6-Alternative-Treatments-Opioids-CME Session 6: What Health Care Teams Need to Know –
Alternatives to Opioid Therapy

  • Discuss evidence-based alternatives to opioid therapy for chronic pain management, including non-opioid medications, therapeutic procedures and interventions, physical and manipulative therapy, complementary medicine, and behavioral health.
  • Assess recommendations and incorporate alternative therapies into patient care as applicable to achieve a more multi-modal approach to chronic pain management.

Start Session 6

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Take the Assessment:

Access for PHYSICIANS to obtain CME credit for Session 6

Access for Unlicensed Residents and Students to obtain CME credit for Session 6

Access for Non-Physicians to obtain certificate of attendance for Session 6

 

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The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Enduring material posted: Sept. 16, 2015

Enduring material expires: Dec. 31. 2018


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