SCOPE of Pain is a series of continuing medical education/continuing nursing education activities designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics. Our program consists of:
- A 2-module cased-based online activity
- Live conferences held around the US
- A printed monograph
Train your Organization. Offer SCOPE of Pain online to your healthcare system, hospital, or large practice. Get real-time completion data.
Access the Trainer's Toolkit. Ensure safe opioid prescribing among your staff — use our training resources in your grand rounds or pre-clinic conferences.
After you have attended one of the SCOPE of Pain live meetings or completed the SCOPE of Pain online program, we suggest that you visit OpioidPrescribing.org. This online program provides in-depth training that focuses on effective communication skills as well as the potential risks and benefits of opioids and when and how to initiate, maintain, modify, continue or discontinue opioid therapy.
2015 AMERSA Best Workshop Award
The SCOPE of Pain Toolkit was presented at 2015 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) National Meeting and was named the "2015 Best Workshop" by the 2015-2016 AMERSA Board of Directors and the Workshop Review Committee.
2014 National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Award
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli has awarded Boston University School of Medicine's Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program a 2014 National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) award for Outstanding Prevention Effort. Read More!
Published 2016 in the journal Pain Medicine
Educating clinicians on how to safely prescribe opioids can help decrease opioid misuse among chronic pain sufferers.
These findings, which appear in the journal Pain Medicine, confirm that education can empower clinicians to make more informed clinical decisions about initiating, continuing, changing or discontinuing opioids for patients suffering from chronic pain based on a careful benefit versus risk/harm assessment.
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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, SCOPE of Pain has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity, applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirement for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME Activity
- American Board of Anesthesiology
- American Board of Family Medicine
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, SCOPE of Pain has met the requirements as a MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity, applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirement for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American Board of Preventive Medicine
- American Board of Radiology
Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board's general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Boards' MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.