Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Principles of Communication and Recognizing Patient Needs

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Premiere Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Dental
  5. Other


Credit Expiration Date: Friday, December 31, 2021

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Statement of Need

Patient engagement is key in minimizing the risk of opioid use disorder and overdose. This engagement may include discussions between the patient and provider about treatment goals, expectations and risks, signs of dependence, and documented contracts or agreements outlining the responsibilities of both participants in the treatment process, with realistic, specific, and measurable goals focusing on improvement in pain and function. Patients should also receive information about pain management options and potential treatment outcomes, including benefits and risks of non-opioid pharmacotherapy, non pharmacological therapies, and opioid therapy.

The conclusion of this 3-part series features expert faculty focusing on a collaborative patient-centered approach in order to guide optimal pain management, which includes applying an evidence-based approach to chronic pain management and improving prescribing practices through pharmacovigilance.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Educate patients about their pain to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.
  • Integrate in practice concepts form novel programs in the community to address opioid overdose and treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Educate patients about their pain to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.
  • Outline concepts from novel programs in the community to address opioid overdose and treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to PAs: PAs may claim a maximum of .5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Dental:
This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for .5 units of continuing education.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-19-033-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM MOC Credit:
MOC Points available for Internal Medicine and General Medicine Board Certified Physicians.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning Format:
Enduring material

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

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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.

Dr. Gold has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Abubaker has no disclosures to report.

Mr. Alden has no disclosures to report.

Ms. Judd reports that she is on the speakers bureau for Alkermes; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. She is on the advisory board for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.; and Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Dr. Mir reports that he is a consultant for OrthoGrid Systems, Inc.; Smith & Nephew; StabilizOrtho; Trice Medical; and Zimmer Biomet.

Dr. Schmidt has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Stanos reports that he receives research support from Grunenthal and is a consultant for SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

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

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

Evan Luberger (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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