Alternatives to Opioids in Treating Acute and Chronic Pain

This program provides participants with a comprehensive review of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board’s (MEB) Opioid Prescribing Guidelines , including the rationale behind opioid guidelines in general, as well as that of each of the MEB’s specific guidelines.  A prescriber practicing according to these guidelines will be providing the best evidence-based treatments for patients needing pain relief.  In addition, thanks to a clear understanding of the guidelines, prescribers can be confident that their opioid prescribing protocols remain in compliance with state licensure statutes.

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  1. Understand how opioids should be used only as a last resort in treating acute and chronic pain
  2. Identify which non-opioid medications and techniques should be used for treating acute pain
  3. Identify which non-opioid medications and techniques should be used for treating chronic pain
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
Course opens: 
04/05/2018
Course expires: 
04/30/2020
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Faculty

Course Director: Michael McNett, MD; Aurora Health Care

Disclosure

It is the policy of Aurora Health Care Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored education activities.  All participating faculty, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program.  Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest.  All faculty and planning committee members have attested that their financial relationships do not affect their ability to present well-balanced evidence-based content for this activity. 

No faculty, presenters, planners, or anyone controlling content have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

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

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/05/2018
Course expires: 
04/30/2020

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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