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Opioid Dosing Guideline for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain


Available CME/CE Activities


Note: AMDG does not have a system for reprinting or retrieving certificates. We recommend that you print multiple copies of your certificate for your records or save it electronically.


The Agency Medical Directors’ Group (AMDG) offers or endorses the following free online and on-demand CME/CE (continuing education) activities:

  1. 2015 Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), in partnership with the AMDG, presents this FREE CME activity. L&I designates the following online CME activities for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. L&I is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As a public agency and an accredited provider of CME, L&I does not accept support or sponsorship from commercial interests, nor are they involved in any part of CME activities. All CME contributors must disclose any relationship with commercial parties, and must be free of any real or potential conflicts of interest.

 

These activities meet the criteria for up to 3 hours of Category 1 CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission. This CME activity is effective until September 29, 2018.

 

The Washington Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission has also approved 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for pharmacists from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

 

This guideline supplements the DOH Pain Management Rules requiring best practices in the prescribing of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. It also includes recommendations for using opioids after acute injury or surgery and in special populations (pregnant women, pediatrics, elderly, and cancer survivors); for using alternatives to opioids; and when to initiate treatment of dependence and addiction.

 


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  1. DOH Pain Management Rules and 2015 Interagency Guideline CME Package

The Medical Quality Assurance Commission (MQAC), in consultation with the Department of Health (DOH) and the AMDG, presents this FREE CME activity. L&I designates the following online CME activities for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. L&I is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As a public agency and an accredited provider of CME, L&I does not accept support or sponsorship from commercial interests, nor are they involved in any part of CME activities. All CME contributors must disclose any relationship with commercial parties, and must be free of any real or potential conflicts of interest.

 

These activities meet the criteria for up to 4 hours of Category 1 CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission. This CME activity is effective until September 29, 2018.

This CME package is applicable to the licensees of all five boards and commissions named in Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 2876 and consists of 3 parts:

  1. A 20-minute video on the DOH Pain Management Rules. These rules were developed pursuant to ESHB 2876, passed by the Washington legislature in 2010. The video was produced by the Medical Quality Assurance Commission in consultation with the Washington State Department of Health, the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, the Podiatric Medical Board, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission, and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. (The full text of the rules is available at: www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/PainManagement).

  2. The 2015 Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain.

  3. A 40-item test, which you may complete online.

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  1. COPE - REMS Training

Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (COPE-REMS) - This REMS-compliant opioid education, developed by the University of Washington, includes free Category 1 Credits™. This training is designed to improve doctor-patient communications, shared decision making, and collaborative goal-setting. COPE REMS uses video vignettes of providers and patients to demonstrate clinical practice through a self-paced tutorial course.

 

 


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