How PAs are Improving Skill Sets to Approach Opioid Use

How PAs are Improving Skill Sets to Approach Opioid Use

CMEO Multimedia Snack

Premiere Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM
  4. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Credit Expiration Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020 

Faculty

Mark S. Gold, MD 
ASAM’s Annual Lifetime Achievement John P. McGovern Award & Prize winner 
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor
Gainesville, FL
Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, DFAAPA 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
UT Southwestern Medical Center School of Health Professions
Physician Assistant
Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Dallas, TX

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Statement of Need

A 2017 survey of physician assistants (PAs), data showed PAs are prescribing opioids and managing patients with pain in their practice; they’ve also expressed a need for education on both prescribing opioids and managing their patients with opioid use disorders – particularly in underserved populations.In this free CME Snack, Dr. Gold and Ms. Catherine Judd share insights on best ways to approach opioid use while discussing the importance of gathering comprehensive patient histories – including substance use, integration of motivational interviewing, listening to patient stories, and the wellness aspect of treating patients with pain. It is imperative that clinicians set aside time to communicate thoroughly with patients about the medications they are being prescribed to avoid misuse and establish a positive patient-provider relationship.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the growing burden of the opioid epidemic and the role of physician assistants in addressing the opioid epidemic in their community.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Recognize the growing burden of the opioid epidemic and the role of physician assistants in addressing the opioid epidemic in their community.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who manage patients with acute and chronic pain.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

USF Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Universal Activity Number: 
Enduring: 0376-0000-19-016-H01-P 

Type: Knowledge-based 

ABIM/MOC Credit: 
MOC Points available for Internal Medicine and General Medicine Board Certified Physicians. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 Medical Knowledge MOC points 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. 

For information about ACCME accreditation and ABIM MOC for this activity, please email cpdsupport@health.usf.edu. Learning Format: 
Enduring Material 

By providing your ABIM number, you consent to have CME Outfitters and/or our educational partners submit your participation in this activity to the ABIM through the ACCME PARS systemNote to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. 

MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website. 

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations. 

Dr. Gold has no disclosures to report. 

Ms. Judd reports that she is on the speakers’ bureau for Alkermes; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. She is on the advisory board for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. 

Jeffrey Helfand, DO (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report. 

Mae Ochoa, Rph (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.br>

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report. 
Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report. 

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report. 

Disclosures were obtained from the USF Health staff: No disclosures to report. 

CME Outfitters, LLC, USF Health, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS(877.263.7767).

Credits ACCME:0.25, PARTICIPATION:0.25, MOC:0.25, CPE:0.25Tag(s) Pain Management