MCW - Responsible Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Continuing Education Course (MED-1009)

This course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for the two-hour continuing education course on the responsible opioid prescribing guidelines per Med 13.03(3) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. (Ref # MED-1009)

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurse Practitioners:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 2.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants:This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 2.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of
07/17/2017 . Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.  

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Course details

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 2.00
  • PA: 2.00
  • NP Pharmacology: 1.50
  • NP Contact Hours: 2.00
  • Course opens: Wed, Mar 01 2017
  • Course expires: Fri, Oct 27 2017
  • Cost: $0.00

Target audience

This course is designed for members of the MCW community - MCW FacultyMCP, CSG, CMG, CP and Zablocki VA physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with a current DEA certificate and who prescribe opioids for pain management.

Learning objectives

  • Describe appropriate patient assessment for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics,.
  • Evaluate risks and potential benefits of ER/LA therapy, as well as possible misuse.
  • Apply proper methods to initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue use of ER/LA opioid analgesics.
  • Monitor patients prescribed opioids for benefit and harm.
  • Employ methods to counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics, including proper storage and disposal.
  • Safely discontinue opioids when there is too little benefit or too much risk and harm.

Faculty & credentials

Robert W. Hurley, MD/PhD Vice Chair of Pain Medicine and Professor Department of Anesthesiology Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests

ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Barriers to change: 
The new guidelines were issued that include requirements for adherence to certain state laws and access to the ePDMP.

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Linda Caples
Phone Number:: 
+1 (414) 955-4900

Attached files

MEB_Guidelines_v3.pdf176.14 KB
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