Ask Before Dispensing: Risk Assessment and Counseling of Patients Prescribed Opioids

CMEO BriefCase

Premiere Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Pharmacists (ACPE)

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

Credit Expiration Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022


Vincent Capone, MPAS, MSW, PA-C Vincent Capone, MPAS, MSW, PA-C 
Associate Medical Director and Physician Assistant
Empower3 Center for Health - Internal Medicine
Trauma Physician Assistant
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Altoona Trauma and Emergency General Surgery Department (InterTrauma Consulting)
Altoona, PA

Peter A. Kreckel, RPh Peter A. Kreckel, RPh 
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Saint Francis University
Pharmacy Manager
Thompson Pharmacy
Altoona, PA

Statement of Need

The opioid crisis is incredibly challenging for both patients and providers, with staggering data and trends illustrating the impact of opioids on communities in the United States. With health care providers (HCPs) often feeling caught between prescribing guidelines and patient needs, understanding individual risk factors associated with opioid use disorder is vital to providing care while minimizing the chances of misuse and diversion.

This CME Outfitters BriefCase will replicate a real-world patient case scenario and use interactive technology focused on proper risk assessment, and strategies for counseling patients about their pain and utilizing nonopioid pain management as a means of optimizing a safe and effective, multimodal treatment plan.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess patients for risk of misuse and diversion of opioids using a validated tool.
  • Educate patients about their pain and non-opioid pain management to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson, administered by Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience


Credit Information

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-20-089-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Vincent Capone, MPAS, MSW, PA-C has no disclosures to report.

Peter Kreckel, RPh has no disclosures to report.

Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Evan Luberger (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

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