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Pain Management/Prescribing Opioids
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Opioids photoAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 80% of people who misuse prescription pain medications are using drugs prescribed to someone else. These drugs are most often obtained from a friend or relative – for free, purchased, or stolen.

The Massachusetts Medical Society has long been a leader in providing continuing medical education about critical public health issues, including pain management.  In an effort to remove as many barriers as possible to prescriber education, the MMS will make its CME/CPD activities on pain management and opioid prescribing available to all prescribers – for free – until further notice. This includes not only our current suite of courses, but those due to be released in the coming weeks and months.

Our educational goal is to provide high-quality learning opportunities developed from evidence-based practices and data.  We encourage all prescribers to participate in any (or all) of the following CME/CPD courses and incorporate risk management strategies into their practices to help reduce the number of opioids prescribed in the Commonwealth and related opioid abuse, addiction and deaths.  

Managing Pain Without Overusing Opioids (updated)
3.00 CME Credits | RM | Text & Graphics

The Opioid Epidemic (6 Modules)
2.75 CME Credits | RM | Video & Slides

Legal Advisor: Identifying Drug Dependence
1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

Managing Risk When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers
1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

Opioid Prescribing Series (6 modules)
6.00 CME Credits | RM | Text

Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management (2 Modules)
3.00 CME Credits | RM | Video


BOLD STEPS TO END THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

A Message from MMS President Dennis M. Dimitri, MD

MMS Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication Guidelines

About MMS's Pain Management/Opioid Prescribing CME Joint Providers and contributors

The following organizations have contributed to the development of MMS Pain Management/Opioid Prescribing CME.  Click the individual link below to learn more.

Alosa Foundation
Massachusetts Pain Initiative
The Answer Page
The MMS Legal Advisory Plan


Course Category Index

  • End-of-Life Care
  • Pain Management
  • Communication
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Ethics
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
  • Practice Management
  • Public Health
  • Risk Management CME
  • Medical Marijuana

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    End-of-Life Care

    End of Life Series (3 Modules)

    1.00 CME Credits | RM | Text

    Legal Advisor: Advance Directives

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

    The Importance of Discussing End-of-Life Care with Patients

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

    Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management (3 Modules)

    2.75 CME Credits | RM | Video


    Pain Management

    Managing Pain Without Overusing Opioids

     3.00 CME Credits | RM | Text & Graphics

     


    The Opioid Epidemic (6 Modules)

    2.75 CME Credits | RM | Video & Slides 

    Legal Advisor: Identifying Drug Dependence

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

    Managing Risk When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers for Patients

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

    Opioid Prescribing Series (6 modules)

    6.00 CME Credits | RM | Text

    Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management (2 Modules)

    3.00 CME Credits | RM | Video



    Communication

    Empathetics:  Neuroscience of Emotions (3 Modules)

    3.00 CME Credits | RM | Video

    Impact of Effective Communication on Patients, Colleagues, and Metrics (2 Modules)

    2.75 CME Credits | RM | Video

    Legal Advisor: Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

    Legal Advisor: Legal Duties When a Patient Raises Suicide

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

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    Clinical Medicine

    Breast Cancer Screening:Update on Guidelines and the Ongoing Controversy 

    1.00 CME Credits | RM | Text & Video

    Colorectal Screening Guidelines

    1.00 CME Credits | RM | Text & Graphics

    Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

    2.00 CME Credits | RM | Text & Slides

    Alosa Foundation Topics in Clinical Medicine

    Aggregating the Evidence on Antiplatelet Drugs: A Review of Recent Clinical Trials 

    2.50 CME Credits | Text & Graphics

    Acid Suppression Therapy: Neutralizing the Hype

    2.50 CME Credits | Text & Graphics

    Just a Spoonful of Medicine Helps the Sugar Go Down: Improving the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

    2.50 CME Credits | Text & Graphics

    Weighing the Evidence on Obesity

    2.50 CME Credits | Text & Graphics

    Preventing Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Home Care

    2.50 CME Credits | RM | Text & Graphics

    Managing Pain Without Overusing Opioids

     2.50 CME Credits | RM | Text & Graphics

    Ethics

    Legal Advisor: Advance Directives

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text


    Electronic Health Records

    Electronic Health Records (3 Modules)

    4.00 CME Credit | RM | Text/Slide/Video 


    Medical Marijuana 

    Medical Marijuana (4 Modules)

    2.25 CME Credit | RM | Video

    Medical Marijuana - Medical, Legal, Social and Political Issues

    1.50 CME Credits | RM | Text


    Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

    Preventing Falls in Older Patients: A Provider Tool Kit

    1.50 CME Credit | RM | Slide/Video

    Effective Chart Review

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Slide/Audio

    Medical Mistakes: Learn To Steer Clear of Common Ones

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

    Data Analytics Module 1 - Population Health Management

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Video

    Data Analytics Module 2 - How the ACO and You Can Succeed

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Video


    View All Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Courses »


    Practice Management

    Physician Employment Options in Healthcare Environment

    1.00 CME Credits | RM | Video

    Using Data Wisely

    1.00 CME Credits | RM | Video

    Physician Employment Contracting Basics

    1.00 CME Credit | Video

    Financial Management of Practices Case Studies (3 Modules)

     3.00 CME Credits | Text & Video

    View All Practice Management Courses »



    Public Health

    Genetically Modified - Foods Benefits and Risks

    1.00 CME Credits | Text

    Cause of Death Training for Medical Certifiers

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Slides

    Bullies and Victims: Can You Tell the Difference?

    1.25 CME Credits | RM | Video

    A Roadmap to Bring an End to HIV and STDs in MA (3 Modules) 

    3.00 CME Credits | Video


    Risk Management CME

    Legal Advisor: Terminating the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

    Medical Mistakes: Learning to Steer Clear of Common Ones

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text

    Seven Steps to Better Health Literacy

    1.00 CME Credit | RM | Text
    View All Risk Management Courses »




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