Enduring Activity 2: The Balanced Opioid Initiative: Telemedicine and Challenges to Opioid Prescribing During COVID
OVERALL INITIATIVE DESCRIPTION
The Balanced Opioid Initiative focuses on opioid prescribing for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain. The overall course is designed to:
- Describe measures related to opioid prescribing
- Document your clinic's workflow related to refilling opioid prescriptions
- Identify a medium-term goal - one change that helps you reach the long-term goal
- Identify the first small change or changes you will make
- Evaluate progress; decide on the next small change(s)
- Continue making small changes until you reach the medium-term goal, and then repeat steps 4 to 6 with a new medium-term goal until you reach the overall goal
- Share what you have learned with others in the clinic
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other interested health professionals.
ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCE
This activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, and medical knowledge. This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competency of teams/teamwork.
This is session 3 of 6 educational meetings. Telemedicine and Challenges to Opioid Prescribing During COVID is designed to:
- Identify appropriate opioid selection, dosage, and duration via a telemedicine visit
- Navigate changes and challenges of opioid prescribing based on process metrics and subjective data from telemedicine visits
I. National level and system level data on changes in telemedicine use and opioid prescribing practices
II. Case study of opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up and discontinuation processes via telemedicine
III. Evidence that opioid prescribing process metrics improve patient-centered outcomes
FACULTY AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
- Randall Brown, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- Andrew Cohen, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Bellin Health
- Lynn Madden, PhD, Researcher, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- Laura Sasse, ND, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, Adult Pain
- Nicholas Schumacher, Research Specialist, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
POLICY ON FACULTY AND SPONSOR DISCLOSURE
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this continuing education (CE) activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved.
*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be commercial interests.
|In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .1 CEU or 1 hour.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
- 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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