Opioid Education for Emergency Physicians 2022-2025

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Completion of all three online modules counts for a total of 3 hours of CME credit and 3 hours of Pain Management and/or End-of-Life Care credit.



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    Target Audience

    Emergency Physicians

    Learning Objectives

    Module 1

    • Identify the scope of the opioid problem nationally.
    • Reduce risks to patients, families, communities, providers, and the medical group from opioids.
    • Be prepared to implement the Emergency Medicine Opioid workflow and model of care for opioid prescribing at Kaiser Permanente.

    Module 2

    • Implement consistent assessment of risks and benefits, special considerations, and red flags for opioid treatment for non-cancer pain.
    • Implement treatment decisions that align with recommendations for new pain complaints, recurrent pain complaints, and patients with red flags.
    • Utilize KPHC and assessment tools.
    • Effectively communicate treatment plan, risks, benefits, and therapy goals to patients.

    Module 3

    • Integrate general and product-specific information about extended-release long-acting opioid analgesics into prescribing decisions and treatment planning.
    • Counsel patients on the safe use of opioids.


    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics System mortality data
    • Center for Disease Control; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) 2005 – 2015; National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services 
    • Collaborative for REMS Education
    • ER/LA Opioid REMS Selected Important Safety Information
    • Group Health Guidelines
    • Department of Veterans Affairs 
    • Manchikanti, L., & Singh, A. (2008). Therapeutic opioids: a ten-year perspective on the complexities and complications of the escalating use, abuse, and nonmedical use of opioids. Pain Physician, 11(2 Suppl), S63-S88.
    • Medical Board of California - Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substance for Pain
    • Medline Plus: “Opiate and opioid withdrawal”
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 3.00 Pain/EOL
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 

    John Ludlow MD MBA FACEP, TPMG Clinical Lead, ED Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Initiatives

    Moses Graubard, MD, (former) Regional ED Opioids Champions lead, ED/Oakland

    David Roth, MD ED/Walnut Creek

    Sameer Awsare, MD, Associate Executive Director, Region

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    TPMG Physician Education and Development is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    TPMG Physician Education and Development designates this live activity for a total of 3.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Certificate of attendance will be available on the TPMG Physician Education & Development website for printing within 30 days of the program date. It will be up to the individual attendees to report applicable hours of attendance to their respective boards.

    Module 1 credits: 0.5 hour
    Module 2 credits: 1.5 hours
    Module 3 credits: 1.0 hour

    While you are welcome to review this course multiple times, CME credit may only be claimed once.

    Release date: September, 2022
    Termination date: September, 2025

    This activity also meets the requirements for 3.0 hours of Pain Management and/or End-of-Life care.

    Available Credit

    • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 3.00 Pain/EOL
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