Opioid Best Practices - Online CME Course
This online CME course aims to highlight the shift in guidelines and public concern regarding the use of opioids in medical practice. This course provides the most up-to-date information regarding the appropriate indication for opioids in clinical practice. Topics cover the basics of opioids, evidence-based guidelines for opioids, medication monitoring, tapering and legal considerations. In addition, the course covers a broad range of issues, including opioid addiction, difficult patient conversations, and guidelines to standardize the practice of opioid prescribing. Alternatives to opioid management are also discussed in detail, including implantable devices and procedures to manage pain. Medical providers, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, addiction experts, pharmacists and others may benefit from this multidisciplinary review and update of opioid management.
Medical providers, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, addiction experts, pharmacists and others may benefit from this multidisciplinary review and update of opioid management.
Utilization of this Mayo Clinic online (enduring materials) course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be in this course.
Describe opioid practice updates.
Describe how to implement a plan to appropriately monitor patients chronically using opioids.
Recall the risks of opioid therapy and recommend treatment options for opioid use disorder.
Identify when it is appropriate to initiate or continue opioid therapy for a patient.
Select the best opioid medication, dosage, and duration for a patient identified as a good candidate for opioid therapy.
Recall non-pharmacological and implantable device alternatives for the treatment of pain and ongoing pain management.
Course Director: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.
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In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
- 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 5.25 Attendance
This course is offered through Mayo Clinic.
To take this course you will be redirected to Mayo Clinic's website. You must login or create an account with Mayo Clinic in order to complete this activity.
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