Continuing Education is a necessity to stay current with the changing needs of patients. HUSKY Health has included the programs below for easy access and use in support of Continuing Education for CMAP providers caring for members living with and managing chronic pain.
The CDC has partnered with the University of Washington to generate a call series about the CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain with free continuing education credits. This COCA Call series covers when and how opioids should be initiated for chronic pain, how to assess risk and address harms of opioid use, and when and how opioids should be discontinued. Each course uses a data-driven approach to help clinicians choose the most effective pain treatment options and improve the safety of opioid prescribing for chronic pain. To access previously recorded calls in this series and to view scheduled dates for live calls, click here. For information on obtaining free continuing education credits from the CDC, click here.
The PainEDU Course-in-a-Box series provides downloadable and print-ready PowerPoint™ presentations for each course and comes complete with speaker notes. Each tool is designed to be a resource for clinicians and educators to use in classrooms, grand rounds, conferences, and for in-service education. Click here and scroll to “Tools to Download” to access all courses or select individual courses from the links below; login to a PainEDU account is required to take these courses.
SCOPE of Pain is an online educational program that will help you manage your patients with chronic pain, and safely prescribe opioids when appropriate. To receive CME credit, you will need to register and complete all 3 modules with a 70% or better score on each post-assessment survey.
Links on the National Institute on Drug Abuse website to Opioid and Pain Management CMEs/CEs, both accredited and unaccredited.
Take the Pain Management CME, The Practical Aspects of Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, from the HUSKY Health program and Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc.
Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain offers providers the essential education in how to safely and competently use opioids in the treatment of chronic pain. To receive CME credit for any of the modules, you will need to register, pass a post-test, and complete an evaluation.
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