COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) for REMS uses a collaborative care model for the care and treatment of patients with chronic pain. COPE-REMS is aimed at preventing opioid misuse and abuse and preventing deaths from opioid overdose. This online interactive course is aimed at healthcare providers, including physicians, registered nurses, ARNPs, physician assistants, psychologists, and other care managers who are involved in treating patients with chronic pain and opioid prescribing. The approach of the COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) program is to promote a shared decision-making approach between providers and patients. Course content covers opioid safety requirements as described by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its 2012 approval of a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for long-acting and extended-release opioids. COPE-REMS uses realistic video vignettes of providers and patients to demonstrate clinical practice through a self-paced tutorial course.
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COPE REMS Program
Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain Project
Legalization has brought increased public attention to cannabis and its medicinal properties. This training provides you with up-to-date information on the use of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain in two online modules. The first is a basic primer on the mechanism of action of medicinal cannabis, its medical uses, and Washington State law. The second focuses on the best clinical practices associated with the recommendation of medicinal cannabis. This training provides useful tools for healthcare providers in their discussion with patients about the use of medicinal cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain. Up to 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available upon completion.
Click here for more information and to begin the training: http://adai.uw.edu/mcacp/