“Skills-based Opioid Safe-prescribing in Primary Care: Building your competency through hands-on practice with standardized patients
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Describe the essential elements of safe opioid prescribing and pain management in the primary care setting.
Demonstrate strategies and techniques for effective patient communication in pain management and the screening and treatment of opioid use disorders.
Recognize and address issues of stigma and bias in the care of patients with OUD’s.
Demonstrate methods to prevent burnout and maintain compassionate care of patients with OUD’s, as part of primary care practice.
Description of Course:
This opioid safe prescribing program is a one of a kind opportunity for simulation-based training in our new state of the art simulation center at UMMS. The program recreates the look and feel of “real-life patient encounters” by using standardized patients, trained to portray the full range of interactions with diverse patients, commonly experienced in day-to-day primary care practice. The program is tailored to the unique needs and demands of the primary care setting and will include educational experiences in pain management and assessment of opioid use disorders; using evidence based tools for “safe” pain management and effective screening and management of OUD’s; practicing the communication skills challenges in pain management and the care of patients with OUD’s; recognizing stigma, bias and other barriers to treatment for OUD’s; and applying self-reflection and awareness-building of personal biases to mitigate burnout and maintain compassionate care of patients with OUD’s.
Accreditation Statement: The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The UMMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 4 credits in risk management and pain management study.
Nurses Accreditation: This offering meets the requirements for 4.8 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04). Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Statement on Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.