In this inaugural episode of the SPOTS series, we talk with Dr. Alaa “Al” Abd-Elsayed, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of UW Pain Clinic, and Section Head of Chronic Pain, about the state of the opioid epidemic nationally and in our home state of Wisconsin. Dr. Al, introduces the role of prescription pain medications in the opioid epidemic and talks about opioid alternatives and the role of chronic pain specialists in challenging cases.
This session, and all the SPOTS sessions, can be watched here on SaferOpioids.com, or you can get an hour of free Continuing Medical Education credit (including opioid CME in Wisconsin) by clicking here.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, SCRTAC, and SCWIHERC. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for a continuing education course on the responsible opioid prescribing guidelines.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1 hours.