Prescribing Opioids and Managing Pain: Guidelines and Best Practices

May 15, 2020 to May 15, 2023

All physicians (MD/DO) licensed by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board who have a current DEA registration to prescribe controlled substances must earn a minimum of two (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits or equivalent via a board-approved course on opioid prescribing. In 2019, the Minnesota Legislature also passed a law that requires individuals with licenses with the authority to prescribe controlled substances to complete at least two hours of continuing medical education (CME) on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances, to be completed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022.

Target Audience

All physicians (MD/DO) licensed by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board who have a current DEA registration to prescribe controlled substances must earn a minimum of two (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits or equivalent via a board-approved course on opioid prescribing.

In 2019, the Minnesota Legislature also passed a law that requires individuals with licenses with the authority to prescribe controlled substances to complete at least two hours of continuing medical education (CME) on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances, to be completed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022.

This self-study, which HealthPartners developed using internal and external content, includes content that meets the CME requirements for both Wisconsin and Minnesota. The content is customized for HealthPartners and Park Nicollet clinicians. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this self-study, you will be able to:

  • Define the dimensions and phases of pain
  • Identify risk factors for opioid abuse disorder
  • Describe the range and role of non-pharmacological and implantable device alternatives to treat pain
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines when prescribing opioids and controlled substances for acute pain, post-acute pain and chronic pain
  • Adapt pain management practices as needed to align with best practices

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Attendance
    This program is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s requirements. It is the responsibility of each nurse to determine if the program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification in their discipline.
Course opens: 
05/15/2020
Course expires: 
06/15/2023
Event starts: 
05/15/2020 - 12:00am
Event ends: 
05/15/2023 - 11:59pm
Rating: 
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Content developers, reviewer disclosures and commercial support

  • Joan Bissen, Executive Director, Clinical Education

  • Susan Ferron, MD, Pain Medicine

  • Bradley Gordon, MD, Emergency Medicine

  • Kelly Logue, Senior Director, Care Affordability, Health Improvement and Care Innovation

  • Jeanne Mettner, Program Manager, Clinical Education

  • Jeremy Springer, MD, Family Medicine and CME Medical Director

  • Alison Knutson, PharmD, Medication Management and Faculty Pharmacist

  • Kaylin Maddy, MD, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist Resident

  • Ann Tarnowski, Program Manager, CME and MOC Portfolio Program

 

None of the above content developers and reviewers have indicated a potential conflict of interest in relation to the development or review of this activity.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

HealthPartners is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

HealthPartners Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

This course is approved for CME credit from May 15, 2020-May 15, 2023.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Attendance
    This program is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s requirements. It is the responsibility of each nurse to determine if the program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification in their discipline.
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Registration instructions

This course is only available for folks within the HealthPartners/Park Nicollet organization.

You will need to access the course through myLearning. Once you have completed the course in myLearning you will be provided instructions for claiming credit through this site, CMEcentral.