From Dr. Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Professor of Medicine & Course Director SCOPE of Pain
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.
Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Boston Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts
NEW! SCOPE of Pain Colleague to Colleague Audio Shorts Series
Looking for clinical pearls on safer opioid prescribing that you can listen to in 4 minutes or less?
SCOPE of Pain’s Colleague to Colleague Audio Shorts address the safer opioid prescribing challenges commonly faced by clinicians.
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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).
2.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 2.00 / AAFP Prescribed Credits 2.00 / CE for Nurses
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.