REMS in Oncology

Safe and Effective Prescribing of Opioid Analgesics: A Hands-on, Case-based Clinical Curriculum in Oncology
Safe and Effective Prescribing of Opioid Analgesics: A Hands-on, Case-based Clinical Curriculum in Oncology
CME, CPE, CNE
Release Date: July 26, 2019
Expiration Date: July 26, 2020

This activity is designed to explore appropriate use of opioid analgesic therapy in treating acute and chronic adult cancer pain. Through a case-based, interactive approach, clinicians will be presented with education planned to assist them in safely and effectively navigating the treatment options to be considered as they develop pain management plans which will impact the care and overall quality of life of their patients To ensure the best possible outcomes for patients, this program will cover how to: 1) Optimize safety when prescribing opioids for acute pain; 2) Determine when opioid analgesics are indicated for chronic pain; 3) Assess pain and prescription opioid misuse risk; 4) Educate patients about opioid risks and realistic benefits; 5) Monitor patients on opioid therapy for benefits and harms; 6) Assess and manage aberrant behaviors; 7) Safely taper and discontinue long-term opioid therapy; and 8) Identify and manage patients with an opioid use disorder.

Through a series of cases, this activity has been designed to sufficiently address the FDA’s new “Opioid Analgesics Blueprint for Prescriber Education,”

Provided by MediCom Worldwide, Inc.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://ce.opioidanalgesicrems.com/RpcCEUI/rems/pdf/resources/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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