Boston University School of Medicine

Supplemental training

Safer Post-Operative Prescribing of Opioids


CME information


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Release Date: April 1, 2018
Date of Most Recent Review: March 31, 2019
Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

Accreditation

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 .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.

Contact Hours: .5, all of which is eligible for pharmacotherapeutic credit

Participants will receive credit after watching the entire presentation, completing the post-test with a passing grade (70% or greater), and completing an evaluation. Participants may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved.

Risk Management

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

Opioid Education

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for opioid education.


Content Development

Content for this module was developed in collaboration with Granite Health, Concord, New Hampshire.


Needs Statement

The goal of this CME activity is to share best practices in post-operative opioid prescribing to reduce the number of excess opioids left over following a surgery or acute pain episode of care. Leftover opioids increase the risk of misuse for patients, family members, friends, and guests. Right-sizing an opioid prescription is important for recovery from surgery and for reducing the risk of misuse in the community.


Objectives

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


Target Audience

Primary and specialty clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses involved in the management of patients with chronic pain.


Disclosure Policy

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals 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

Eric Chen, MD, PhD
Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

P. Travis Harker, MD (Additional Content Development)
Chief Medical Officer
Appledore Medical Group
Portsmouth, NH

Daniel Alford, MD, MPH (Course Director)
Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Faculty members have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose. Faculty members do not intend on discussing off-label/investigational uses of commercial products.

Planners: Colleen Labelle BSN RN-BC CARN, Nursing Course Advisor; Carmela Townsend DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner; and Ilana Hardesty, BUSM CME Program Manager, have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.


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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