Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:
- Manage acute and chronic back pain.
- Assess the functional effects of pain in patients.
- Appropriately utilize a range of therapeutic options when managing patients with chronic pain.
- Comply with current opioid risk-management practices, including the use of pain contracts and urine drug testing.
- Educate patients on the proper use, storage, and disposal of opioid medications.
About the Authors
Thomas Elliott, MD
Until his recent retirement, Dr. Elliott was the Medical Director of the Pain Management Center and Chief of Education and Research at St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System in Duluth, Minnesota. He is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine.
Dr. Elliott is certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology/Medical Oncology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is nationally known for his work in pain management education and his research in pain treatment, including his work as CEO of the Minnesota Cancer Pain Initiative. He has written extensively on the need for improved medical education in pain management.
Disclosure: Dr. Elliott states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
About the Editors
John Harris Jr., M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Harris is past Executive Director of the Office of CME at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME, and he is the author of a number of professional papers dealing with online CME.
Disclosure: Dr. Harris states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Randa Kutob, MD
Dr. Kutob is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine with extensive teaching, clinical work, and research in the arena of cross-cultural care and chronic disease prevention and treatment.
Disclosure: Dr. Kutob states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
3.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s):
American Board of Internal Medicine
- Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
- Practice Areas: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MOC Recognition Statement(s)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.00 Medical Knowledge Part II 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.
If you elect to receive MOC credit for this course, you give permission for VLH.com to share your information and activity completion data with the ACCME and the specialty board(s) chosen through the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
- 3.00 MOC II
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This course is offered through Virtual Lecture Hall.
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