New in CME Courses: Part 3 of the Get Smart 2017 Curriculum – Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy using extended-release (ER) and long-acting (LA) opioids

Opioids can help with chronic pain, but they can be risky too. Learn about safe opioid management.

 Module 3 Now Available: Managing Ongoing Therapy with ER/LA Opioid Analgesics

Target audience:  Primary Care Clinicians, Pain Management Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and other clinicians involved in the care of patients on extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid therapy.

Opioids are an effective option for pain control, but also carry significant risks, including respiratory depression and addiction. The FDA has implemented a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation System (REMS) for opioids, which involves specific requirements in the use of opioids.

To guide you through this important information, a peer coach – Yvonne D’Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, FAANP – will highlight key points and discuss the clinical implications of the REMS guidance.

In this third Module, we will discuss Managing Ongoing Therapy with ER/LA Opioid Analgesics. 

This activity, Managing Ongoing Therapy with ER/LA Opioid Analgesics offers 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.5 ANCC contact hour.

Click here to start the 3rd part of the Get Smart curriculum.

If you missed a previous part, click on the activity title below to get started:

Get Smart Module 1: Assessing Patients for Treatment with ER/LA Opioid Analgesic Therapy

Get Smart Module 2: Evaluating and Initiating Opioid ER/LA Analgesic Therapy