Pediatric Pain and Opioid Education

Pediatric Pain and Opioid Education

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Accreditation/Designation Statements

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Risk Management

Pediatric Pain and Opioid Education meets the requirements of 5.5 Risk Management Credit as prescribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registrations in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. 

MOC Part II

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Nurse

Boston Children's Hospital designates this activity for 5.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy

This activity (0629-0000-17-010-H04-P) carries a maximum of 5.5 contact hours. 

About

This program provides training in acute and chronic pain management for pediatric patients, with an emphasis on safe and effective opioid use. Topics covered include neurobiology of pain, addiction, abuse and safe opioid prescription practices, licensing, the law and opioid prescribing, treatment of chronic pain, and safe storage and disposal of medications.

Instructional Time

5 hour, 30 minutes

Target Audience

  • Physicians and Trainees
  • Pediatric Physicians and Trainees
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (ICU) MDs and Trainees

Expiration Dates

  • Approved: May 24, 2017
  • Released: May 24, 2017
  • Expires: May 24, 2019

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe safe opioid prescribing practices
  • Demonstrate safe prescribing decision-making in clinical settings
  • Describe the development of neurobiological mechanisms of pain perception
  • Describe the safe appropriate use of pain medications
  • Describe the biological mechanisms through which pain medications function
  • Correctly assess patient level of pain
  • Describe the neurobiological mechanisms of normal pain perception
  • Describe the clinical implications of the neurobiological mechanisms of pain perception for treating and preventing pain
  • Describe the neurobiological mechanisms of chronic pain
  • Describe the biological mechanisms through which pain medications function
  • Demonstrate safe prescribing decision-making in clinical settings
  • Describe the epidemiology of opioid misuse/abuse/dependence
  • Describe patterns of drug addiction in patient behavior
  • Adjust patterns of prescriptions based on knowledge of addiction patterns
  • Detect patterns of drug addiction in patient behavior
  • Describe key aspects of the regulatory frameworks that govern pain medication prescription and use
  • Describe strategies for treatment of chronic pain
  • Describe effective communication strategies for assessing and treating pain
  • Describe differences in metabolism and excretion based on patient age and level of development
  • Describe approaches to titration of medication based on efficacy and side effect profile

Contributors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Dr. David Casavant, MD

Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

Instructor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School.

Elaine Meyer, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Charles Berde, MD, PhD

Sara Page Mayo Chair

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

Professor of Anesthesia (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School

Kimberly Boullard, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 111, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Department of Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

Mr. John Costello, JD

Complaint Counsel, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

Mr. Steven Hoffman, JD

Deputy Chief, Medicaid Fraud Division, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

Dr. Karen Kaczynski, PhD

Senior Psychologist in Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

Department of Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Dr. Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), Boston Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Neil Schechter, MD

Senior Associate in Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD

Director, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center Center, Boston Children's Hospital

Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Disclosures

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Boston Children's Hospital and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers and content reviewers list below any relevant relationships they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

Instructor Disclosures

No disclosures to report:

Dr. David Casavant, Ms. Kim Boullard, Mr. John Costello, Mr. Steve Hoffman, Dr. Karen Kaczynski, Dr. Sharon Levy, Dr. Neil Schechter

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients:

Dr. Clifford Woolf, Dr. Charles Berde

Content Reviewers

No disclosures to report:

Dr. Joseph Cravero, Dr. Daniel Kelly, Dr. Tom Mancuso, Ms. Carol Holt, NP, Ms. Victoria Karian, NP, Ms. Christine Nigrin, NP, Ms. Jean Solodiuk, NP, Lesley Niccolini

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program was made possible in part through the support of the Mayday Fund.