Online Education | The Challenge of Pain 2019: WA Prescribers 4-Hour CE Package

WA Prescribers 4-hour CE package:

Content meets Washington State’s one-time requirement of four continuing education hours on best practices relating to opioid prescribing for all who prescribe these medications.

  • Bio-Psycho-Social Physiology of Acute on Chronic Pain
  • Buprenorphine: The Ins and Outs 
  • Prescribing for Pain: New Guidelines
  • Perioperative Pain Management

Target Audience

For nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify interacting bio-medical, psychological, and social mechanisms contributing to the transition of acute to chronic pain.
  2. Integrate buprenorphine therapy for OUD into their practice.
  3. Describe when an ARNP must complete a Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) inquiry.
  4. Discuss impacts of chronic pain in various phases of perioperative pain management.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 4.30 Contact hours
  • 4.30 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Preetma Kooner, MD   
Anesthesiology, UW School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Pamela L. Pentin, JD, MD, FAAFP   
Associate Professor and Chief of Service, UW Medicine/UWMC Family Medicine

Donna Poole, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC   
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Peninsula Community Health Services, Bainbridge Island, WA

David Tauben, MD   
Chief, UW Division of Pain Medicine; Clinical Professor, Dept. of Anesthesia, Pain Medicine and Dept. of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Disclosure: Consulting, Teaching & Speaking - Abt

Professional Credit

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CME Credit - Physicians

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 the University of Washington School of Medicine and UWCNE.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM will be available at the conference for an additional fee of $35 payable to University of Washington CME. 

Available Credit

  • 4.30 Contact hours
  • 4.30 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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