Addressing PA's Opioid Crisis (CME)

Pennsylvania physicians and other health care providers licensed to prescribe and/or dispense opioids must take two hours of education in either pain management, identification of addiction, or safe opioid prescribing practices (prescribers) /safe opioid dispensing practices (dispensers) in order to renew their license in 2020. 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.

Note: If you wish to submit verification for licensure purposes, the documentation/certificates you receive after completing this course should be submitted to your respective credentialing board.

PAMED has comprehensive online education to help physicians meet the 2019-2020 CME requirements.

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Opioids Crisis: Prescribing Opioids

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™

  • Analyze your prescribing practices
  • Identify when and why to prescribe opioid medications
  • Address the use of Naloxone as an opioid antidote.
  • Assess Naloxone prescribing options and best practices
  • Discuss co-prescribing opioids and Naloxone with patients
  • Identify how Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can increase the quality of patient care
  • Describe the operation of Pennsylvania's PDMP
  • Review prescriber roles and responsibilities, including when to query the PDMP
  • Discuss third-party access to the PDMP and safeguards to protect the Program data
  • Incorporate opioid prescribing tools and additional resources into practice
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Opioids Crisis: Dispensing Opioids

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™

  • Analyze your dispensing practices compared to guidelines
  • Identify potential dispensing red flags
  • Address the use of Naloxone as an opioid antidote.
  • Assess Naloxone dispensing options and best practices
  • Discuss co-dispensing opioids and Naloxone with patients
  • Identify how Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can increase the quality of patient care
  • Describe the operation of Pennsylvania's PDMP
  • Review dispenser roles and responsibilities for querying and reporting data to the PDMP
  • Discuss third-party access to the PDMP and safeguards to protect the Program data
  • Incorporate opioid dispensing tools and additional resources into practice
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Opioids Crisis: Identifying Addiction and Referral to Treatment

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™

  • Address the disease of addiction and Substance Use Disorders
  • Explore screening and assessment tools
  • Review intervention strategies
  • Build skills to talk appropriately with patients
  • Assess best practices in referrals to specialists, rehabilitation services, and community resources
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Opioids Crisis: Pain Management

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™

  • 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.
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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 each of these enduring materials for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Enduring material posted: April 3, 2020
Enduring material expires: Dec. 31. 2021

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