New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice

New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice

New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice addresses the new Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication Guidelines.  Promulgated by the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) in 2015, these guidelines are now incorporated into the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine's comprehensive advisory to physicians on prescribing issues and practices. The purpose of this educational activity is to help prescribers integrate these new guidelines into practice. 

The course is recommended for all prescribers who are seeking guidance in best practices in opioid prescribing, both in acute and chronic pain situations. Topics include recognizing, prescribing, and treating patients at risk for opioid addiction, utilizing the MA Prescription Monitoring Program, identifying effective screening tools and patient communication strategies, and becoming familiar with pain consultations and resources for alternative pain treatment therapies.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of prescription opioid misuse risk assessment utilizing
  • Develop a practical risk-benefit framework for decision making on the initiation, continuation,
    dosage modification, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics in the treatment of acute and chronic pain
  • Improve communication strategies to use with patients not meeting treatment goals or demonstrating behaviors concerning for opioid misuse
  • Identify strategies to incorporate guideline-based safe opioid prescribing practices into team-based care
  • Identify potential resources for pain and addiction management consultations
  • Identify strategies to incorporate evidence-based non-opioid therapies for pain management

Faculty

Dr. Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM, 
Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine is the featured presenter.  Dr. Alford also directs the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education Program and Director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit at the medical school.

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: Free
Non-MMS Member: Free
Allied Health Professionals: Free

Format: 

Slides & Video

CME Credit

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 1 credit in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.

Activity Term
Start: January 31, 2016    
End: January 31, 2018   

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OSX 10.6 higher 
Most modern browsers including: 
IE8,9,10 
Firefox 18.0+ 
Chrome 26+ 
Safari 5+ 
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses. 
Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones. 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

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