Wisconsin Medical Examining Board How to Talk to Patients about Opioids
This course meets the 2020 - 2021 WI MEB Opioid education requirements.
This program will provide the participant with guidance on how to discuss opioids with two distinct groups; reasonable patients and patients who are drug-seeking. It will cover the research underlying why it is desirable to convince even patients without evidence of nascent addiction to get off opioids. It will also cover how to set appropriate boundaries with patients who demonstrate manipulative behavior in attempting to convince the provider to prescribe opioids. It will also provide suggested scripts for how to frame these discussions.
This course is intended for any provider with a DEA license to provide prescriptions for controlled substances; particularly those who prescribe opioids to a significant number of patients.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Discuss the research underlying the extremely poor risk/benefit ratio of opioids.
- Effectively and understandably discuss the role of opioids with reasonable patients; why they should not be started for chronic pain, and why patients on them already should consider weaning off of them.
- Effectively but compassionately set appropriate boundaries with patients attempting to manipulate them in to prescribing more opioids than deemed appropriate for that patient, and guide them into an addiction evaluation if indicated.
Michael McNett, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
The planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.
Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health 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.
ABIM MOC Part II
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 2.00 AttendanceAttendance Credit
- 2.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™