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Mental Health and Addiction Program

The Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy program is an educational initiative that addresses the educational needs in this area. Another program, the Overdose Lifeline Opioid Training has worked to develop substance abuse disorder and training, with the goal of helping individuals and others to respond to the opioid crisis.

The program was created and posted on Free CME and is an educational initiative that addresses the educational needs in the area of Opioid Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). The goals of this initiative address the gaps in knowledge, competence, and confidence of clinicians regarding the appropriate treatment and management of patients with pain and provides a personalized learning experience by utilizing a dynamic mix of reality-based, moderated, clinical discussions regarding specific patient case examples. The moderated activity consists of six (6) short-form, 10-15-minute modules focused on the various aspects of the FDA Blueprint, utilizing a blend of round table discussions, patient interviews (in mini-documentary form), and medical animation, with augmented reality to support learning.  A personalized spacing and retention strategy built upon a microlearning design, will also support learners’ engagement with the content overtime.  This activity has a national scope targeting healthcare professionals (Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants) who are registered with the DEA to prescribe controlled substances, as well as members of the healthcare team who support the treatment and management of patients with pain but are not authorized to prescribe controlled substances.  It is accredited by ACCME, ACPE and REMS.  Purdue University College of Pharmacy (Purdue) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  Other healthcare professionals, i.e. nurses, NPs, and PAs, can apply credit from this activity to their national governing accreditation bodies, ANCC, AANP, and AAPA respectively, since these organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. If you are interested in this option, the program is located at Opioid REMS: Moving Forward, Safely & Effectively (freecme.com).

 

Overdose Lifeline Opioid Training

Overdose Lifeline has worked to develop substance use disorder and opioid training, with the goal of helping individuals, professionals, and businesses to better respond to the opioid crisis.  They offer substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid training and continuing education as online self-paced courses, virtual and in-person training, and trainer programs. Each course has a national scope targeting healthcare professionals (Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants) focuses on increasing knowledge and competency around the opioid crisis.  The eight courses are accredited by Purdue University College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development (Purdue) for ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC accreditation.  Since Purdue is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), other healthcare professionals, i.e. nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), can apply credit from these courses to their national governing accreditation bodies, AANP, and AAPA respectively, since these organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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