From Dr. Daniel Alford, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine & Course Director SCOPE of Pain
If you are looking for strategies on the safer use of opioids when managing acute and chronic pain, the newly revised SCOPE of Pain program is here to help.
Updated to adhere to the FDA’s new “Opioid Analgesics Blueprint for Prescriber Education,” and aligned with the CDC guideline, SCOPE of Pain offers the latest best practices, guidelines, and clinical pearls to help you address the challenges of providing patients adequate pain management while also confronting the risks associated with opioid prescribing.
We hope you'll find SCOPE of Pain a benefit to you and your practice.
Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH Boston Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts
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.
Click here to listen now or to download audio files or transcripts for on-the-go learning.
Be sure to check back often, as new Audio Shorts will be added throughout the year.
Designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and allied health professionals whose practices manage acute and chronic pain, SCOPE of Pain is a series of continuing medical education/continuing nursing education activities designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with acute and/or chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics.
Through the case of Kathy James, a 32-year-old who has a displaced right femoral neck fracture due to a motor vehicle crash, you'll learn how to: 1) Optimize safety when prescribing opioids for acute pain; 2) Determine when opioid analgesics are indicated for chronic pain; 3) Assess pain and prescription opioid misuse risk; 4) Educate patients about opioid risks and realistic benefits; 5) Monitor patients on opioid therapy for benefits and harms; 6) Assess and manage worrisome opioid-taking behaviors; 7) Safely taper long-term opioid therapy; and 8) Identify and manage patients with an opioid use disorder.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please click here for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.
2.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 2.00 / AAFP Prescribed Credits 2.00 / CE for Nurses
Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH (Course Director) Professor of Medicine Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Boston Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts
Jessica Taylor, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts