Accreditation Info - Opioid Prescribing and Pain Management

  • Title: Opioid Prescribing and Pain Management
  • Available January 1 - December 31, 2023
  • 2.0 hour online CME activity
  • This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Hospital Medicine Seminars, LLC.

    Target Audience:

    The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of those who prescribe controlled substances, particularly opioid pain medications. This includes:

    • Approximately 50,000 physician hospitalists in the US
    • Primary care providers, specialist providers such as surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists
    • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants who prescribe controlled substances and pain medications.

    Statement of Need/Program Overview

    This CME activity is designed to summarize and review current guidelines and share best practices in opioid prescribing to reduce the inherent risk involved in prescribing opioids. It is critically important for clinicians to understand best practices and practice guidelines to ensure that they are offering the best care, while simultaneously decreasing patient risk and potential liability.

    Educational Objectives

    After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

    •  Identify appropriate pain management risk identification strategies for patients
    • Recognize situations in which opioid prescribing is and is not appropriate
    • Discuss the importance of routinely assessing pain, function, and adverse effects in patient taking chronic opioid therapy.
    • Identify signs and symptoms of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder


    Steve Burgess, MD, MBA

    Program Agenda

                2.0 hours online video available at the participant's convenience

    Instructions to Receive Credit

    In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete a posttest, with 70% or higher, and evaluation. Certificates will be emailed to you within one week of completion of the survey.

    Physician Accreditation Statement

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Hospital Medicine Seminars, LLC.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Physician Credit Designation

    Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) 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 ABIM MOC credit.

    Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through joint providership of Global Education Group and Hospital Medicine Seminars, LLC.  Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.  Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (which includes 1.0 hour(s) of

    Activity ID #4065E.

    Physician Assistants

    AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

    All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

    The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

    Name of Faculty or Presenter             Reported Financial Relationship

    Steve Burgess                                        Nothing to disclose

    The planners and managers at Global Education Group and Hospital Medicine Seminars, LLC have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Hospital Medicine Seminars do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

    The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact us prior to the live event at

    Global Contact Information

    For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or