Boston University School of Medicine

Supplemental training

Managing Pain and Opioid Use:
An Educational Program on Compliance with NYS Prescribing Laws


CME Information


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Accreditation

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and New York Chapter, American College of Physicians. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly provided by New York Chapter, American College of Physicians.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

CNE Contact Hours: 1

In order to receive credit, participants must view the content complete the post-test and evaluation. Participants who receive a grade of 70% or greater on the post-test will receive credit.

ABIM MOC Part 2

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point 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.

New York State Opioid Prescribing Education Requirements

This course will fulfill New York State's 3-hour CME educational course mandate on pain management, palliative care and addiction (Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2016). Participants will receive CME credit and MOC points for completing both this module AND the two SCOPE of Pain modules.

Target Audience

Every person licensed under Title 8 of the NYS Education Law with a DEA registration and every medical resident who is prescribing under a facility DEA registration number, including physicians, nurse practitioners, residents, registered nurses, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

Date of Original Release: February 6, 2017
Date of Most Recent Review: February 5, 2018
Date of Expiration: February 5, 2019
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

For questions about CME, please contact cme@bu.edu or www.bu.edu/cme.

Needs Addressed Statement

The opioid epidemic has become a national public and safety problem affecting both adults and adolescents, and illicit opioids are contributing to the increase in opioid overdose deaths. The CDC has stated that "an estimated 1 out of 5 patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids", that "nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription opioids in 2014", that "from 1999 to 2015, more than 180,000 people died from overdoses related to prescription opioids" and that "since 1999, sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. have quadrupled".

In New York State, there are various initiatives underway to address the state's current heroin and opioid crisis. While legally prescribed medications play an important role for the treatment and management of pain, there is also a new mandate that requires prescribers to receive updated education on these medications, and the potential associated risks for patients.

Participants will satisfy requirements of New York State Law by completing three hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) every three years. Specific elements contained within the NYS Department of Health mandated educational course content include:

  1. State and Federal laws on the prescribing of controlled substances
  2. Pain Management
  3. Appropriate Prescribing
  4. Managing Acute Pain
  5. Palliative Medicine
  6. Prevention/Screening/Signs of Addiction
  7. Responses to Abuse and Addiction
  8. End of Life Care

In addition to satisfying the State's educational objectives, this activity offers pain reducing alternatives for managing pain in a continued effort to reduce the risk of opioid use and misuse.

Disclosure Policies

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve apparent conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices occurs.

Faculty

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH (CME Course Director)
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Colleen Labelle, RN, CARN (CNE Course Advisor)
Department of Internal Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Paula Lester, MD, FACP, CMD
Member, Pain Course Task Force
New York Chapter American College of Physicians

Daniel Pomerantz, MD, MPH, FACP
Member, Pain Course Task Force
New York Chapter American College of Physicians

Kelly Ramsey, MD, MPH, MA, FACP
Member, Pain Course Task Force
New York Chapter American College of Physicians

Faculty members listed above have no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose. Faculty members listed above do not plan on discussing off-label/investigational uses of commercial products.

Planning Committee

Patti-Ann Collins, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, BUSM; Ilana Hardesty, Program Operations Manager, BUSM; Patricia A. Bomba, MD, MACP, NY ACP; Maria Carney, MD, FACP, NY ACP; Paula Lester, MD, FACP, CMD; Daniel Pomerantz, MD, MPH, FACP; Kelly Ramsey, MD, MA, FACP; Linda Efferen, MD, MBA, FACP, NY ACP; Linda A Lambert CAE, Executive Director, NY ACP; Loretta A Ponesse CAE, Assistant Executive Director, NY ACP

Planning committee members have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Disclaimer

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED.

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