One of the most difficult issues around prescribing opioids after surgery or trauma is knowing how to manage prescriptions for patients with a pre-existing chronic opioid use disorder. In this hour with opioid use disorder specialists Dr. Randy Brown and Dr. Elise Wessol, we explore the changes that chronic opioid use disorder — and treatment for it — have on patients’ pain. We provide guidelines for how to think about prescribing to these patients for acute pain, and how to get help for complicated situations.

This session also includes data from the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Health Information Organization about opioid prescribing for common surgical procedures in Wisconsin in patients with opioid use disorders — the results are fascinating.

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 (and opioid CME in Wisconsin) by clicking here.



Data provided by the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Health Information Organization

Accreditation Statement 

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. MEB#: MED-1067

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.

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