The Opioid REMS Microlearning Initiative is intended to reach the entire healthcare team, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician associates/physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, and social workers. Specialty areas include, but are not limited to, physiatry, psychiatry, neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, oncology, pain management, and surgery. This includes HCPs who are involved with direct patient care, including HCPs registered with the DEA and eligible to prescribe all opioid analgesics, as well as nonprescribers involved in the care of patients receiving opioid analgesic therapy, nonpharmacologic therapies, and nonopioid analgesic therapies.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Identify fundamental concepts of pain management, including mechanisms of pain; risk factors for misuse, abuse and opioid use disorder; and appropriate assessment of pain
Create an individualized, patient-specific pain treatment plan that safely and effectively integrates the range of therapeutic options, including initiating therapy, titrating, and discontinuing non-opioid and opioid analgesics
Design an individualized patient and caregiver education plan on the safe use of opioid analgesics
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
Samantha Catanzano, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
UT Health Austin, Dell Medical School
Samantha Catanzano, PharmD, BCPP, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
Andrew Friedman, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Andrew Friedman, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Mark Queralt, MD
Director of the Musculoskeletal Institute
Back and Neck Pain Clinical Director
University of Texas Health Austin
Mark Queralt, MD: stock/stock options: Amgen, Gilead, Health Care Select SPDR, Lilly, United Therapeutics.
The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, and ProCE, do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose, except Gabrielle Giacona, Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd, MBA, and Amanda Zimmerman, PA-C as noted below:
Gabrielle Giacona: stocks/stock options: AstraZeneca, Moderna.
Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd, MBA: consultant/advisor/speaker: Averitas.
Amanda Zimmerman, PA-C: consultant/researcher/speaker: Averitas; researcher: Collegium.
Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 2 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from March 06, 2023, through March 05, 2024:
You must receive a test score of at least 65 and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.
This program has been made available online.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 2 contact hours, including 2 hour of pharmacotherapy credits.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
CCO designates this continuing education activity for 2 contact hours (0.20 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Type of Activity: Application
Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 65 or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.
Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education
Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until March 05, 2024. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Psychologist Continuing Education
Continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
This activity offers 2 continuing education credits for psychologists.
Social Work Continuing Education
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Clinical Care Options, LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.