Alternatives to Opioids in Treating Acute and Chronic Pain

This on-demand course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for the two-hour continuing education course on responsible opioid prescribing per Med 13.03(3) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

Many providers have asked, “Now that I know that I should avoid opioids as much as possible, what am I supposed to do about patients’ pain?”  This program was developed to help meet that need. Optimizing non-opioid treatment for pain provides patients the safest and most effective pain treatment possible, promoting patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Social Workers, Professional Staff.

Learning Objectives

 

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. Why opioids should be used only as a last resort in treating acute and chronic pain.
  2. Non-opioid medications and techniques for treating acute pain.
  3. Non-opioid medications and techniques for treating chronic pain.

Additional Information

Partner: 
The Wisconsin Medical Society
State Relevance: 
Wisconsin
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 MOC II
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
03/31/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
Nonmember cost:
$120.00
Member cost:
$80.00
Cost:
$120.00
Rating: 
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Michael Marlowe McNett, MD, Medical Director, Chronic Pain

Michael McNett, M.D. is the medical director for chronic pain at a large healthcare organization in Wisconsin. He has a background in family practice, addiction, emergency medicine, clinical research, and psychology. After starting his career in primary care, he worked in emergency medicine, briefly in an integrative medical clinic, ran a multidisciplinary fibromyalgia treatment center, and has been doing non-interventional pain management for the last 16 years (including his work in fibromyalgia).  Recently, he has worked with the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, Attorney General Brad Schimel, and Representative John Nygren on developing CME, public information, guidelines, and legislation to address the prescription opioid epidemic.

This activity has been pre-approved for ABIM, ABA, ABP, ABOHNS, ABO, and ABPath MOC Part II credit. Approval for MOC Part II credit by other ABMS Boards may be found here. Participants who complete the activity by Dec. 3, 2021, will have their MOC credit submitted for 2021; after Dec. 3, 2021, MOC credits will be submitted for 2022.

2 ABA MOC Part II Credit   This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and SelfAssessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn 2 MOC points in the ABA MOCA 2.0 program. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program®, MOCA® and MOCA 2.0® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

2 ABIM MOC Part II Credit   Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 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.

2 ABO MOC Part II Credit   Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, earns credit toward the Lifelong Learning requirement(s) for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Continuing Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting credit.

2 ABOHNS MOC Part II Credit   Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to meet the expectations of the American Board of Otolaryngology’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

2 ABP MOC Part II Credit   Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 2 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

2 ABPath MOC Part II Credit   2 ABPath MOC Part II Credit Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 2 Lifelong Learning (Part II) credit of the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABPath MOC credit.

2 MOC Part II Credit   Application for MOC Part II credit has been filed with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for approval by ABMS Member Boards. See course description for more information.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (Enduring)   The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 MOC II
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Price

Nonmember cost:
$120.00
Member cost:
$80.00
Cost:
$120.00
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This course is offered through The Wisconsin Medical Society. 

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