Chronic Pain Management CME

Chronic Pain Management CME

PLEASE NOTE: This course does not include the information required by the Opioid Omnibus legislation effective July 1, 2018. The Iowa Board of Medicine will discuss proposed administrative rules regarding the educational requirements for chronic pain management during their meeting July 27, 2018. Click here for more information on the new requirements in this domain.

On August 17, 2011, the Iowa Board of Medicine amended the Iowa Administrative Code 653 Chapter 11, requiring physicians to complete continuing medical education on chronic pain medication management. This administrative rule was changed in an effort to assist physicians in reducing patients' abuse and misuse of pain medications.

Based on this information, it has been concluded that physicians are in need of training regarding the prescribing, monitoring and if needed, the discontinuing of treatment, for patients with chronic pain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the epidemiology of chronic pain and the misuse of opioids.
  • Discuss when opioids are indicated for chronic pain treatment.
  • Explore tools for assessing risk and monitoring benefit and harm of opioids.
  • Examine the initiation and ongoing management of patients with chronic pain treated with opioid-based therapies.
  • Identify diversion and drug seeking tactics and behaviors.
  • Discuss best practice methods for working with patients suspected of diversion and drug seeking behaviors.
  • Describe the discontinuing of opioid for pain due to lack of benefits or increased risk.
  • Explain the referring or initiating treatment for opioid addition process.
  • Explore how to incorporate evidence-based, best-practices into your practice.
  • Create a team and system to support you and your patients.
  • Review case study of a patient with chronic pain.
CME Accreditation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through joint providership of Mercy Iowa City and the Iowa Medical Society. Mercy Iowa City is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mercy Iowa City designates this education activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Fee:
IMS Member Physicians and their staff - $75.00
IMS Nonmembers- $150.00

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