Boston University School of Medicine

Supplemental training

Emergency Response: Safer Opioid Prescribing in the Emergency Department


CME information


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Accreditation

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, nurses are entitled to receive 1.5 CNE contact hours, and emergency care providers are entitled to receive 1.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Physicians

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

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: 1.5, all of which is eligible for pharmacology credit.

ACEP Category I credit statement

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 1.5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.

Target audience

This activity is designed to address the needs of emergency care providers, including physicians and nurses, in the emergency department and urgent care settings.

Educational objectives

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

Date of Original Release: July 3, 2019
Date of Expiration: July 2, 2020
Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes

Needs addressed statement

Emergency providers are faced with a unique dilemma of addressing acute pain and acute exacerbations of chronic pain without the reliance on an established patient relationship or follow-up to guide pain management and adequately monitor for aberrant drug-related behavior. Emergency providers are in the top five prescribers of opioid medications and also primarily evaluate patients that suffer overdoses from prescription medications. Emergency providers would uniquely benefit from education on safe prescribing of opioid medications in the emergency department and guidance on appropriate interventions for prescription overdose patients.

The didactic content of this activity is supported by video vignettes of provider/patient* communication techniques that provide examples of effective interactions with patients in several scenarios including management of an opioid naïve patient and an opioid-seeking patient.

*Please note that all patients are portrayed by actors.

Disclosure policy

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals, and their spouses/partners, involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Faculty

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

Leah Broyles, RN, BSN (CNE Course Advisor)
Staff Nurse
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina

Christopher Griggs, MD, MPH (Co-Course Director)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina

Christine Murphy, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Divisions of Medical Toxicology and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina

Sergey M. Motov, MD, FAAEM (Content Developer)
Assistant Professor Clinical Emergency Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Faculty members listed above have no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose. The faculty members do plan on discussing the unlabeled/investigational use of sub-dissociative ketamine for pain.

Planning committee

Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Boston University School of Medicine's Continuing Medical Education Office, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Michael Burk, Senior Program Manager, Boston University School of Medicine's Continuing Medical Education Office, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ilana Hardesty, Senior Program Operations Manager, Boston University School of Medicine's Continuing Medical Education Office, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Sergey Motov, MD, Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Carmela Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, Boston University School of Medicine's Continuing Medical Education Office, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Foundation supporter

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation.

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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