Activity ID



March 30, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Opioid misuse and abuse has emerged as a major public health problem. Improper use of any opioid can result in serious side effects including overdose and death, and this risk can be greater with ER/LA opioid analgesics. It is critical that the appropriate prescribing practices and patient education is reinforced. This engaging online activity consists of 6 learning modules comprised of 4 dynamic video episodes with leading pain specialists and 2 interactive quizzes. Each are designed to provide physicians with an in-depth review of essential content that supports best practices for the safe and effective prescribing of extended-release (ER)/long-acting (LA) opioids. The curriculum is based on the Food and Drug Administration Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test. Recommended literature or other resources (presentations, audio/video, checklists, etc.).

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Educational Objectives

To understand how to assess patients for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics.
To be familiar with how to initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue use of ER/LA opioid analgesics.
To be knowledgeable about how to manage ongoing therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics.
To know how to counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics, including proper storage and disposal.
To be familiar with general and product-specific drug information concerning ER/LA opioid analgesics.


Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine Interventional, Pain, Pain Management, REMS, Opioids, ER/LA, Medical Knowledge


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Opioid REMS

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.

MIPS Approved

This activity qualifies for the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), where you can earn a performance-based payment adjustment to your Medicare payment

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Pain, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Health Education, Community Health, Substance Abuse

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