The Opioid Epidemic: Policy and Public Health (6 Modules)

Module 1 - The Opioid Epidemic: Policy and Public Health

MMS 11th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum

Physicians are faced with the need to adequately quell pain while balancing the risk of opioids being diverted and abused. Massachusetts and other states have seen a dramatic surge in unintentional opioid deaths in the past decade resulting in a public health crisis. In Massachusetts, fatal opioid overdoses increased by 90 percent from 2000 to 2013, and nationwide these analgesics have become the leading cause of accidental death. 

The 11 th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum, held on April 8, 2015, brought together leaders in public health, medicine, policy, industry, and the community to discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on a state and national level and identify ways to work together for positive public health outcomes.  The Opioid Epidemic: Policy and Public Health is comprised of six of the sessions archived from the forum.  Other video sessions, resources and FAQs are also included to provide additional information.

This series of six modules will help physicians become better informed about pain management and medication-assisted therapies as well as provide education about proper drug disposal to their patients. 

Module 1: We Don't Have Time to Wait 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the rate at which overdose deaths are occurring in the United States.
  • Summarize the four focus areas of the White House Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan.
  • Explain the correlation between mental health and substance abuse.
  • Describe the role of physicians in increasing access to substance abuse treatment.

Faculty

Michael P. Botticelli
Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy 

Course Fees

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

Format

Slides & Video 

CME Credit

0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 0.50  credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.  

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRACategory 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: June 15, 2015
Review Date: June 2016, 2017 
Termination Date: June 15, 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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Module 2 - Overdose Prevention in Community and Medical Practice

Learning Objectives  

  • Explain the factors that contribute to the increase in opioid overdoses.
  • Identify the interventions that are most effective in preventing overdose and overdose death.
  • Give examples of what prescribers can do to prevent opioid overdose.

Faculty

Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Course Fees 

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

Format

Slides & Video 

CME Credit

0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 0.50 credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50  Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRACategory 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: June 15, 2015
Review Date: June 2016, 2017
Termination Date: June 15, 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.

When you click "Purchase," your Order Total on the next screen will be $0.


Module 3 – Patients, Opioids and the Law

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how opioid misuse and abuse affects the workers compensation system.
  • List the ways opioids negatively affect clinical and vocational outcomes for an injured worker.
  • Be familiar with the Department of Industrial Accidents Revised Treatment Guidelines for Chronic Pain when treating injured workers.

Faculty

Alan S. Pierce, Esq.
Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano

Course Fees

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

Format

Slides & Video

CME Credit

0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 0.50  credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.  

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50  Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRACategory 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: June 15, 2015
Review Date: June 2016, 2017
Termination Date: June 15, 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.

When you click "Purchase," your Order Total on the next screen will be $0.


Module 4 – Safe Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Learning Objectives  

  • Recognize the clinical impact of chronic pain in the United States.
  • Discuss the reasons for the overuse of opioids when treating chronic pain.
  • List the benefits of using universal prescribing precautions prior to initiating long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain.
  • Identify safe opioid prescribing communication skills when interacting with patients.

Faculty

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit
Director, Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) Program
Boston University School of Medicine

Course Fees 

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

Format

Slides & Video 

CME Credit

0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 0.50 credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRACategory 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: June 15, 2015
Review Date: June 2016, 2017
Termination Date: June 15, 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.

When you click "Purchase," your Order Total on the next screen will be $0.


Module 5 – The Pain/Addiction Interface: Community and Physician Health Perspectives

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the relationship between pain and addiction
  • List external and internal barriers to addiction treatment.
  • Describe the Morphine Equivalence Metric and its relationship to opioid consumption.

Faculty

Steven A. Adelman, MD 
Director, Physician Health Services
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UMASS Medical School

Course Fees

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

Format

Slides & Video

CME Credit

 0.50   AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 0.50 credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50  Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRACategory 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: June 15, 2015
Review Date: June 2016, 2017
Termination Date: June 15, 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.

When you click "Purchase," your Order Total on the next screen will be $0.


Module 6 – Alternatives to Prescribed Opioid Pain Relievers

Learning Objectives

  • Compare the risks and benefits of opioids to opioid alternatives.
  • Give examples of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic alternatives to opioids.
  • List the barriers to integrating opioid alternatives into primary care practice. 

Faculty

Michael Erdil, MD, FACOEM
Occupational and Environmental Health Network
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Section of Occupational Medicine

Course Fees

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

Format:

Slides & Video 

CME Credit

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 0.25 credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.25  Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRACategory 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: June 15, 2015
Review Date: June 2016, 2017
Termination Date: June 15, 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.

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.

When you click "Purchase," your Order Total on the next screen will be $0.


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