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Overview

This online activity is meant to be taken sequentially, see the steps below.

  1. Register
  2. Online modules 1 and 2
    After registering you can then participate in each of the 2 online modules. Each online module consists of an interview with an expert in the field of pain management and opioid prescribing.
  3. Post-assessment survey
    There is a post-test after each module. You will be able to receive your continuing education certificate after you complete both modules and receive a 70% or better score on each post-test.
  4. Follow-up online survey
    There will also be an online follow-up survey distributed two months after completion of the program.
  5. SPECIAL NOTE for clinicians who practice in New York
    Once you've completed the two SCOPE of Pain modules, please proceed to "Managing Pain and Opioid Use: An Educational Program on Compliance with New York State Prescribing Laws" by clicking on the link at the bottom of the right-hand navigation bar in order to fulfill the educational requirements for the state of New York.

What is this online training about?

SCOPE of Pain is an online educational program that will help you safely and competently use opioids, if appropriate, to manage your patients with chronic pain. Through the case of Mary Williams, a 42-year-old with painful diabetic neuropathy and chronic low back pain, you'll learn how to:

  1. Decide on appropriateness of opioid analgesics
  2. Assess for opioid misuse risk;
  3. Counsel patients about opioid safety, risks and benefits;
  4. Competently monitor patients prescribed opioids for benefit and harm;
  5. Make decisions on continuing or discontinuing opioid analgesics; and
  6. Safely discontinue opioids when there is too little benefit or too much risk and harm

Offered in collaboration with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), this program addresses the FDA mandate to manufacturers of extended release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, by providing comprehensive prescriber education in the safe use of these medications. It also addresses many key elements of the physician education component of the Obama Administration's prescription drug abuse prevention plan on prescriber education released in April 2011. This program is funded by an unrestricted educational grant awarded by the manufacturers of ER/LA opioid analgesics, known as the REMS Program Companies (RPC).

Disclosure of support

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see http://ce.er-la-opioidrems.com/IwgCEUI/rems/pdf/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics REMS education requirements issued by the US Food & Drug Administration.

Accreditation

These activities were planned in collaboration with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the Federation of State Medical Boards.

Physicians

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine 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.

Nurses

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

CNE Contact Hours: 2, all of which are pharmacology credit-worthy

Risk Management and Pain Management Credits

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management and opioid education. Several states have similar requirements. Please check with your Board to determine if this activity will fulfill your state's specific requirements and be sure to check back here as we update and add approvals to these listed below.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for opioid education.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

This Enduring Material activity, SCOPE of Pain: Safe & Competent Opioid Prescribing Education, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 02/17/2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit 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.

American Board of Medical Specialties Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, SCOPE of Pain has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity, applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirement for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, SCOPE of Pain has met the requirements as a MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity, applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirement for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity

Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board's general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Boards' MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.

In order to receive credit, participants must view the content of each module and complete the post-test and evaluation for both modules. Participants who receive a grade of 70% or greater on both post-tests will receive credit. BOTH modules must be completed in order to earn your online certificate of credit. There will also be an online follow-up survey that will be distributed two months after completion of the program in order to further measure participant's changes in knowledge and behavior.

Date of Original Release: 2/17/16
Date of Expiration: 2/16/18

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