Managing Opioid Risk on the Front Lines: Focus on Active Military Service Members and Veterans – Basic Training (in Pain Management)

The Managing Opioid Risk on the Front Lines: Focus on Active Military Service Members and Veterans initiative will be designed to reach health care professionals (HCPs) involved in the management of patients with pain and licensed to practice in the United States and its territories—particularly those professionals with a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration to prescribe Schedule II and III drugs. This includes, but is not limited to, physicians in the primary care (including OB/GYNs), pain management, anesthesiology, oncology/hematology, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, and emergency department settings; advanced practitioners, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants; clinicians working with underserved high-risk populations, such as military veterans; and, members of nonprescriber disciplines involved in the management of pain, such as pharmacists and nurses. All participants will be identified and tracked as either having a DEA registration for prescribing Schedule II and III drugs or not having a registration.

Target Audience

This initiative is designed to educate health care providers involved in the management of patients with pain, including but not limited to physicians in primary care, pain management, anesthesiology, surgery, oncology, hematology-oncology, emergency medicine, and psychiatry; physicians who treat high-risk populations, such as veterans and active service members; advanced practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses; and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with foundational concepts in the understanding of pain 
  • Review the elements and importance of comprehensive assessment of patients with chronic pain 
  • Describe how to create individualized treatment plans for patients with chronic pain

Additional Information

Partner: 
myCME
State Relevance: 
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Virginia
Illinois
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Maryland
Massachusetts
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
Course opens: 
03/31/2020
Course expires: 
05/31/2021
Rating: 
0

Charles E. Argoff, MD
Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

Dr. Argoff discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Speakers’ Bureaus: Allergan plc, Amgen Inc., Biohaven Pharmaceutical, Eli Lilly and Company, Flowonix Medical, Novartis, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Stock: Pfizer Inc., Trevena Inc

Evelyn L. Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP, DABDA
Chair
Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation
Rockville, Maryland

Dr. Lewis has nothing to disclose.

Independent Reviewer
Lynn Webster MD, FACPM, FASAM

Vice President of Scientific Affairs
PRA Healthsciences
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Webster discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Consultant: Daiichi Sankyo, Insys, Mallinckrodt, Merck, Pain Therapeutics, Pfizer, Shionogi, Teva, Trevena, Vallon
Advisory Boards: BDSI, Ensysce Biosciences, Mallinckrodt, Pfizer, Trevena

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Policy

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Author Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other author for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

AKH staff, planners, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation staff and planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Reviewer Disclosures

Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner: has no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Dorothy Duffy, PharmD, Pharmacy Reviewer: has no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Bernadette Makar, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, Nurse Planner: has no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

CME/CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

ANCC Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 0.5 contact hour.

AANP Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour which includes 0.5 hour of pharmacology. Activity ID 22034-1

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies..

CE for Pharmacists

Accreditation Statement

imageAKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Designation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU). UAN 0077-9999-20-002-H08-P. Initial release date: March 31, 2020.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
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Topics

Pain MedicinePharmacologyPain ManagementVeterans Mental Health