2020 Rhode Island Medical Licensure Program

The 2020 Rhode Island Medical Licensure Program is designed to satisfy mandatory CME requirements for Physicians and other healthcare professionals in the state of Rhode Island. Completion of this program will satisfy a total of 6 Category 1 hours, one (1) hour of training on Alzheimer's Disease and four (4) hours on Public Health Topics of current concern.

Course One: Managing Alzheimer's Disease (1 credit)

  • Course Dates 03/2020 - 02/2023

Course Two: Opioid Analgesics in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain (3 Credits)

  • Course Dates 09/2019 - 08/2022

Course Three: Managing Acute Pain (2 Credits)

  • Course Dates 09/2019 - 08/2022

Target Audience

This course is designed for all health care practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Course one: Managing Alzheimer's Disease 

Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:

  1. Describe non-pharmacological approaches for managing patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).
  2. Explain pharmacological options for managing patients with AD.
  3. Explain pharmacological therapeutic options for managing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
  4. Describe non-pharmacological approaches for managing patients with BPSD.


Course Two: Opioid Analgesics in the management of acute and chronic pain 

Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:

  1. Discuss the fundamental concepts of pain management, including pain types and mechanisms of action of major analgesics.
  2. Identify the range of therapeutic options for managing acute and chronic pain, including non-pharmacologic approaches and pharmacologic (non-opioid and opioid analgesics) therapies.
  3. Explain how to integrate opioid analgesics into a pain treatment plan individualized to the needs of the patient, including counseling patients and caregivers about the safe use of opioid analgesics.
  4. Discuss recommendations for incorporating emergency opioid antagonists into prescribing practice, and for training patients and family members on the use of naloxone.
  5. Recognize the risks of addiction inherent in the use of opioids for both acute and chronic pain and identify strategies to mitigate risks of diversion and misuse.
  6. Identify medications currently approved for the treatment of opioid use disorder and the ways these medications differ in terms of mechanisms of action, regulatory requirements, and modes of administration.


Course Three: Managing acute pain

Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:

  1. Recognize how many patients might be at risk each year of developing dependence, abuse, or overdose as a result of being prescribed opioids for acute pain.
  2. Compare opioid-induced hyperalgesia with opioid analgesia.
  3. Identify 2 common tools for assessing patients’ risk of abusing opioids.
  4. Describe 5 examples of non-pharmacologic pain management techniques.
  5. Identify 3 examples of non-opioid pharmacologic treatments for acute pain.

Additional Information

InforMed Continuing Medical Education
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 MOC
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program (2003-2011)

Director, Blaustein Pain Treatment Center (2003-2008)

Division of Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine

Melissa B. Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM

Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine

Stephen Braun Medical

Medical Writer

Braun Medical Communications

Russell H. Swerdlow, MD

Professor of Neurology Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

University of Kansas School of Medicine

George Perry, PhD

Professor of Biology and Chemistry

Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology

The University of Texas at San Antonio


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, InforMed implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.

InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 MOC
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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