Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE)
The American Pain Society was a founding member of CO*RE, a group of 11 healthcare professional organizations that provides opioid education and information on the latest on state level data, programs, and laws related to opioids.
- Opioid Information by State – view information per state on prescribing policies, overdose data, and more.
- Patient Counseling and Screening – use these tools to appropriately assess and monitor opioid use.
- Read Field Notes – read highlights on current topics, compelling stories, and CO*RE outcomes to broaden awareness.
Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits
The CO*RE/APS Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits course was developed by renowned experts for CO*RE and incorporates all six units outlined in the FDA blueprint for safe opioid prescribing by discussing biopsychosocial aspects of pain, the newest clinical guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain, and state policies about prescribing opioids.
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Review safe prescribing habits and examine the difference between opioid medications to help ensure patient safety and effective pain management. Find a Course today to take a course in person or online!
Who Should Attend?
The intended audience is all prescribers of ER/LA opioids which includes: pain specialists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, dentists, addiction medicine physicians, psychiatrists, and other physicians and clinicians
- Accurately assess patients with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
- Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function.
- Initiate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks.
- Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate.
- Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion, and overdose.
- Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids.
- Demonstrate working knowledge and ability to access general and specific information about opioids, especially those used in your practice.
This course is not intended to advocate for the use of ER/LA opioids, but to ensure proper education about safe prescribing practices should a medical provider determine that WE/LA opioids are the best course of treatment.
RPC Commercial Support Disclosure Statement
This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid-Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see this link for a listing of the member companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS education requirements issues by the US Food & Drug Administration.