Activity ID



January 31, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Johns Hopkins Medicine


The FACTS 1.9 million Americans meet the criteria for opioid use in 2015 (CDC) 44 people die every day from opioid misuse (CDC) Many states already require opioid education, and the FDA is considering a national education mandate. Extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioids are essential to treat many patients’ chronic pain but must be prescribed safely. Refresh or update your knowledge of optimal opioid therapy with our new CME/CE/MOC program, Get SMART (Get a Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy). Six engaging modules provide key information with quick quizzes, videos, and more, for up to 3.0 CE credit hours/MOC points total: Assessing patients for treatment with ER/LA opioids Evaluating and initiating opioid therapy Managing opioid therapy Counseling patients and caregivers about safe opioid use Up-to-date drug information about ER/LA opioids.

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Educational Objectives

1 assess patients for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics.
2 evaluate and initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue use of ER/LA opioid analgesics.
3 manage ongoing therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics.
4 perform effective counseling with pa-tients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics,
including pro¬per storage and disposal.
5 identify general and product-specific drug information concerning ER/LA opioid analgesics.


ER/LA Opioids, Chronic Pain, Opioid Misuse, FDA, REMS


Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

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.

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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