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American College of Physicians
The prevalence of chronic pain and the complex, related risks of opioid management will require dedication and input from all staff members, from the patient, and loved ones in order to be managed well. This module will help practices as a whole optimize management while mitigating risks related to caring for patients with chronic pain, including those who need to be prescribed opioids in any form, whether for a brief or an extended period of time.
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ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
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. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
- Mitigate risks to patients associated with opiate prescribing.
- Support a culture of team-based care and of informed, cohesive communication which will benefit the patient and improve the accuracy and effectiveness of the treatment plan.
- Reduce after-hours calls and reduce medico-legal liability.
- Optimize and define the frequency and expectations for patients, staff and providers surrounding office visits and phone calls, improving clinician, practice staff and patient satisfaction.
- Decrease the odds of opiate related deaths.
Opioids, Chronic pain, Pain management
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military