The FDA has required manufacturers of ER/LA opioid analgesics, known as the REMS Program Companies (RPC), to make education available for prescribers of these medications. RPC-supported REMS education will be provided through accredited continuing education (CE/CME) activities supported by independent educational grants from these ER/LA opioid analgesic companies.

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Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

Medscape offers an online destination page which includes certified education along with a REMS awareness video, downloadable resources, and short videos. The educational activity is accredited for physicians (maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™); family physicians (maximum of 2.00 AAFP Prescribed credit(s)); nurses (2.00 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (2 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology); pharmacists (2.00 Application-based ACPE (0.200 CEUs); nurse practitioners (2.00 AANP Contact Hours); physician assistants (2.00 AAPA hour(s) of Category I credit); and osteopathic physicians (maximum of 2.00 AOA Category 2-B credits). All other healthcare professionals will receive a letter of completion. The goal of this activity is to provide education on the safe use of extended-release, long-acting opioid analgesics.

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) offers this three hour course certified for 3.25 CE credits, all of which may be applied toward Pharmacology.

Opioid Prescribing:  Safe Practice, Changing Lives

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) offers this two-hour archived webinar certified for two AMA PRA CME credits.

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

An online curriculum for nurse practitioners from the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF). The course consists of six modules presented through streaming video with interactive, embedded questions. This activity is certified for three ANCC contact hours (pharmacology) for nurse practitioners and nurses.