New in CME Courses: Get Smart 2017, a six-part program that reviews Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy using extended-release (ER) and long-acting (LA) opioids

91 people die every day from opioid misuse. Be part of the solution and earn up to 3.0 CME/CE/MOC credits.


 Module 1 Now Available: Assessing Patients for Treatment with ER/LA Opioid Analgesic Therapy


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.

Pain is one of the most common complaints faced by clinicians. Opioid medications are an effective option for many patients and can be safely used for short- and long-term pain control. But as all clinicians know, opioids 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 first Module, we will discuss how to assess patients for treatment with opioids.

This activity, Assessing Patients for Treatment with ER/LA Opioid Analgesic Therapy offers 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.5 ANCC contact hour.


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