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SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education

Format

Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

2 hours

Released

February 17, 2016

Expires

February 16, 2017
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From Dr. Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
Course Director
SCOPE of Pain



Dear Colleagues:

We know the challenges you face when treating patients suffering from chronic pain.

We can help.

Our goal in developing SCOPE of Pain was to address the complexities around managing these patients—from pain and functionality to establishing treatment plans and determining when opioids are indicated—in the general health care setting.

We hope you’ll find SCOPE of Pain a benefit to you and your practice.

Sincerely,


Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Program Description

Designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists, SCOPE of Pain will help you safely and competently manage your patients with chronic pain. You'll meet Mary Williams, a 42-year-old with painful diabetic neuropathy and chronic low back pain. Through her case, you'll learn how to: 1) decide on appropriateness of opioid analgesics; 2) assess for opioid misuse risk; 3) counsel patients about opioid safety, risks and benefits; 4) competently monitor patients prescribed opioids for benefit and harm; 5) decide on continuing or discontinuing opioid analgesics; 6) safely discontinue opioids when there is too little benefit or too much risk and harm.

This program is funded by an unrestricted educational grant awarded by the manufacturers of extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesics, known as the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program Companies (RPC).

Disclosures/Information

Maximum Credits

2.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
2.00 / AAFP Prescribed Credits
2.00 / CE for Nurses

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Downloadable Monograph

Prefer to read and reference SCOPE of Pain offline? Click arrow below for a printer-friendly PDF of the complete course.*

*To earn CME/CE credit, you must follow the directions in the monograph on how to complete the post-test online.


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Faculty

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Seddon Savage, MD, MS, FASAM
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, New Hampshire
Judie Yuill
Fill-in News Anchor and Host
WGBH Boston and Exclusive Female Voice
Parlance Corporation
Additional Original Content Development
Lynn Webster, MD, FACPM, FASAM
CRI-Lifetree
Salt Lake City, UT
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